Everett Griner talks about U.S. pork exports to China in today’s Agri View. The general population of China is becoming wealthier. Now that is a statement from the Chinese government. In one respect, it is a bonus for the American farmers. It may sound strange to us but the Chinese preference for meat is pork. Did you …
USDA Seeking to Advance Modernized Pork Slaughter
The Department of Agriculture wants to move forward with a modernization of pork slaughter. USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service last week announced the agency wants to move forward with a system that will focus inspection resources and improve food safety. The effort is supported by the National Pork Producers Council, which says the improvements would increase efficiency and effectiveness …
Put COOL Into NAFTA Negotiations
An open markets advocate told the National Farmers Union’s political action committee that Donald Trump should make it a goal to re-establish country-of-origin labeling (COOL) for beef and pork during the upcoming NAFTA negotiations.
Red Meat Consumption
Everett Griner talks about a new study on red meat consumption in today’s Agri View.
National Pork Board Increases International Markets Funding
At year-end 2016, U.S. pork exports showed impressive progress following a challenging 2015. In 2016, 5.1 billion pounds of pork and pork variety meats valued at $5.94 billion dollars were exported, up 8 percent and 7 percent respectively from 2015, according to the USDA.
Seneca Valley Virus Disease Reports Increasing
The Seneca Valley virus disease is on a slow upswing in the United States, and a University of Missouri Extension veterinarian says pork producers need to be prepared if the disease strikes their operation.
Strong Finish for 2016 Red Meat Exports, New Volume Record for Pork
U.S. pork and beef exports wrapped up an excellent 2016 performance with very strong December results, according to statistics released by USDA and compiled by USMEF. Pork export volume reached a record 2.31 million metric tons (mt) in 2016, up 8 percent year-over-year and 2 percent above the previous high in 2012. Export value increased 7 percent from a year …
Growing Pork Supply Likely Means Lower Bacon Prices
You may have recently seen a story that the very high demand for bacon has driven pork belly supplies to record lows, prompting talk of a nationwide bacon shortage. But, the pork industry remains confident it can keep up with the increasing demand, and a USDA analyst debunks reports of an impending shortage. As a matter of fact, USDA livestock …
U.S. Rejection of TPP Creates Opportunities for Canada
Pork industry leaders from Canada say the rejection of the Trans-Pacific Partnership by the United States could create new export opportunities for Canada’s pork producers.
Pork Industry Says No Bacon Shortage
A very high demand for bacon has driven pork belly supplies to record lows, prompting talk of a nationwide bacon shortage. However, the pork industry remains confident it can keep up with the increasing demand and avoid a serious shortage of the product.