Momentum Continues for U.S. Pork Exports in February; Beef Exports Below Year-Ago

Sabrina Halvorson U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF)

U.S. pork exports remained strong in February, seeing double-digit increases over last year in both volume and value. But, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), beef exports were lower year-over-year despite improvement from the low totals posted in January. February pork exports totaled 219,729 metric tons (mt), up 11% from a …

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USDA Food Safety Official: Consumer Reports Article not Accurate

Dan Beef, Pork, Poultry

A USDA food safety official says this week’s Consumer Reports article critical of USDA meat and poultry residue testing procedures is not accurate. Gary Crawford has the story. USDA Food Safety Official – Consumer Reports Article not Accurate-1 Carmen Rottenberg, Administrator of USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, in reaction to this week’s Consumer Reports article, says USDA does extensive …


Agroterrorism: American Food Supply a Growing Concern In DC

Dan Beef, Field Crops, Industry News Release, Vegetables

What’s being done to keep the American food supply safe and allow farmers to continue to produce the food and fiber the nation needs? That was one of several topics discussed during a Senate hearing Wednesday. General Richard Myers, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for President George W. Bush, was asked what currently keeps him up at …


Higher Supplies Keeping Consumer Meat Prices Lower

Dan Beef, Industry News Release, Pork, Poultry

Higher supplies of meat will continue to pressure consumer prices lower, according to a forecast by the Department of Agriculture. The USDA Economic Research Service Food Price Outlook predicts beef and veal prices to decrease one to two percent in 2017 but increase the same amount in 2018. That’s because, in August, the U.S. cattle herd was at its highest …