Record-Breaking Performance for U.S. Beef and Pork Exports in March

Dan Beef, Cattle, Exports/Imports, Pork

U.S. red meat exports ended the first quarter on a very high note, according to data released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). Both beef and pork exports in March posted the highest monthly value on record. Beef exports in March, at 124,808 metric tons (mt), was up 8% from a …


February Red Meat Exports Below Last Year, But Outlook Remains Strong

Dan Beef, Exports/Imports, Pork, Poultry, Sheep-Goats

The February red meat export numbers have been released, and according to the new data, exports of U.S. beef and pork remained below the rapid pace established in 2020. The numbers, released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), indicates exports were consistent with projections and USMEF still expects 2021 beef exports …


Checkoff Dollars Important to USMEF Overseas Programs

Dan Beef, Cattle, Exports/Imports, Pork

The Beef and Pork Checkoff programs are national marketing and research programs designed to increase the demand for beef and pork products not only here in the U.S., but also abroad. One of the contractors to each of the checkoff programs is the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). And USMEF President and CEO Dan Halstrom recently told Southeast AgNet those dollars …


USMEF Overseas Infrastructure a Key Factor during 2020

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Despite the challenges that the Covid-19 pandemic has brought, U.S. meat exports actually enjoyed a fairly strong year in 2020. Overall demand and consumption for U.S. beef globally last year was resilient, according to U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) President and CEO, Dan Halstrom. He recently told Southeast AgNet that USMEF’s bread and butter is their overseas infrastructure. More information about …


Red Meat Exports Thrived in the First Year of U.S.-China Agreement

Dan Beef, Cattle, Exports/Imports, Livestock, Sheep-Goats

One year has passed since the red meat trade provisions of the U.S.-China Phase One Economic and Trade Agreement entered into force. The agreement expanded access for U.S. beef and pork in the world’s largest red meat import market. Joel Haggard, U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) senior vice president for the Asia Pacific, says the Phase One agreement has been …


January U.S. Red Meat Exports Below Year-Ago Levels

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According to information released Monday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), in January 2021 U.S. beef and pork exports opened the year below the large volumes posted in 2020. The data, compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), shows beef exports totaled 105,047 metric tons (mt) in January, down 2% from a year ago, while value slipped 3% …


Expanding Retail Presence of U.S. Pork and Beef in Colombia

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2020 was a difficult year for U.S. red meat exports to Colombia, where COVID-19 took a major toll on meat demand and consumer spending. With demand expected to rebound this year, the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) is looking to expand the retail presence of U.S. pork and beef in Colombia. Joe Schuele has more details. According to USMEF, last year U.S. …


Pork Exports for 2020 Shatter Previous Records

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New numbers show that U.S. pork exports reached nearly 3 million metric tons last year, topping the 2019 record by 11%. According to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), pork export value also climbed 11% to a record $7.71 billion. USMEF President and CEO Dan Halstrom discuss the year-end pork export results in more detail. …

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November Beef Exports Largest in More than a Year

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According to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), U.S. beef exports posted one of the best months on record in November, 2020. Beef exports came in at 115,337 metric tons (mt), with a value of $707.5 million. USMEF President and CEO Dan Halstrom explains where the strongest markets were for U.S. beef. November was also …

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USMEF on Beef Trade to China

Dan Beef, Cattle, Exports/Imports, Trade

Back in January of 2020, we talked about how many in agriculture were pleased with the signing of the first phase of the China trade deal. Those in the beef industry were hoping the trade deal would bring a significant boost in U.S. beef exports to China. Last month, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) and the U.S. Department of …