red meat exports

Expanding Red Meat Exports in the Coming Year

Will Jordan Beef, Cattle, Exports/Imports, U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF)

by Will Jordan Part two of the conversation with Randy Spronk, a Minnesota crop and livestock producer and current chairman of the United States Meat Export Federation (USMEF). Join us as we discuss the growth and impact of red meat exports across the U.S. livestock industry and USMEF’s strategy for export market diversification and expansion in 2024.

foreign markets

Adding Value in Foreign Markets

Will Jordan Beef, Cattle, Commodities, Marketing, Trade, U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF)

Value on the hoof correlates to value on the rail, the United States Meat Export Federation (USMEF) knows this best. Working closely with producers, livestock trade organizations, and the USDA, USMEF works hard to ensure that U.S. protein is found center-plate around the world. Access to foreign markets for U.S. red meat is vital for the livestock industry. Randy Spronk, …

China Approves More U.S. Beef and Pork Plants for Export

Will Jordan Beef, Beef, Cattle, Exports/Imports, General, Industry, Livestock, Livestock News, Pork, Trade, U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF)

by Will Jordan and USMEF China’s General Administration of Customs recently approved 18 U.S. beef establishments and 12 U.S. pork establishments for export to China – the first new U.S. plants cleared for export to China in about 10 months. Erin Borror, U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) vice president for economic analysis, says the plant approval process was streamlined by …

USDA Works to Expand Asian Export Markets

Will Jordan Beef, Cattle, Exports/Imports, Marketing, Trade, USDA

by Will Jordan It’s no secret that U.S. Beef is the preferred protein domestically and abroad. Asia is ever expanding as a major market for U.S red meat exports. As market access expands export trade adds more value to cattle on the hoof. I visited with Alexis Taylor, USDA Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs, to learn more …

Vilsack Discusses New USDA AMS Position

Will Jordan USDA-AMS

by Will Jordan The USDA announced in early November the addition of a new permanent senior-level career position in the Agricultural Marketing Service. The AMS Chief Competition Officer position was established to enhance the implementation of market competition priorities set by AMS. This position will focus on improving communication between USDA and the Department of Justice to enforce the Packers …

U.S. House Environmental Appropriations Bill Favorable for Livestock Producers

Will Jordan General

By Will Jordan The American Sheep Industry Association, Public Lands Council, and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association joined together to prevent government overreach that allowed the Bureau of Land Management to disallow statutorily approved public land uses. This is not only a win for producers with public land grazing leases but private landowners as well. NCBA’s Senior Director of Government Affairs, …

Rezilon: New Tool for Producers from ENVU

Will Jordan General

by Will Jordan Farmers and ranchers have enough to worry about without adding hay quality to the list. One major factor that impacts hay quality is the management and mitigation of weeds.  Listen below as Justin Hossfeld, Western Range Stewardship Manager for Envu, shares how Rezilon can benefit producers. As a new product backed by decades of experience in the …