USMEF Conference Concludes with Focus on Korea

Dan Beef, Cattle, Exports/Imports, Trade

The U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) Strategic Planning Conference and Board of Directors Meeting took place last week in Carlsbad, Calif. The event wrapped up Saturday with a session focused on U.S. red meat’s success in South Korea. The conference marked the 45th anniversary of the founding of USMEF and 30 years since it established an office in Seoul, South Korea. …


Potential Ag Trade Impact of China’s CPTPP Bid

Dan Exports/Imports, Trade

Many countries, including China, have expressed interest in joining the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) trade agreement. U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) Senior Vice president for the Asia-Pacific, Joel Haggard, looks at what this means. Haggard noted that China is already the world’s largest meat importer, but beings the market still has enormous potential for growth, that country’s application …


USMEF Anxious to See USTR at Full Strength

Dan Beef, Cattle, Exports/Imports, Livestock

President Biden recently announced the nomination of Elaine Trevino to serve as chief agriculture negotiator for the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR). Trevino is currently president of the Almond Alliance of California and serves on USDA’s Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee (APAC). U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) President and CEO Dan Halstrom praised Trevino’s nomination and said it is important to have USTR …


Updated Study Shows Value of Red Meat to U.S. Corn Farmers

Dan Beef, Cattle, Corn, Field Crops, Livestock, Sheep-Goats

According to a recent study by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), U.S. beef and pork exports added 41 cents per bushel to the value of corn in 2020. That’s 11.5% of the average annual price of $3.52/bushel, and the overall value of red meat exports was $5.8 billion. This is obviously information that pleases the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA). Their Market Development …


Red Meat Producers See Great Growth Potential in Latin America

Dan Beef, Cattle, Livestock

More than 130 red meat buyers from 21 countries across Central and South America and the Caribbean gathered in San Jose, Costa Rica, for the 10th anniversary edition of the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) Latin American Product Showcase. Joe Schuele has more details. More details on the Latin American Product Showcase are available on the USMEF website.


Corn, Soybean Producers Benefit from U.S. Red Meat Exports

Dan Beef, Cattle, Corn, Exports/Imports, Soybeans

There is a new study out which shows how corn and soybean producers are benefiting from U.S. red meat exports. Both U.S. beef and pork exports brought critical returns to the corn and soybean industries in 2020. The independent study, conducted by World Perspectives, Inc., was released by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). And it shows U.S. beef and pork …