Costco Expansion Builds Momentum for U.S. Beef in Korea

Jamie Johansen

U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) reports that U.S. beef has built momentum in South Korea, and received a further boost since Costco recently began converting its imported chilled beef selection from Australian beef to 100% U.S. product. The move follows a multi-year effort by the USMEF to persuade store managers that sales of U.S. beef would match or exceed Australian …

Ag Group, Beef, Export, Food, Meat, USMEF

Aquaculture + U.S. Soy = A Budding Relationship

Jamie Johansen

As the fastest growing animal protein, aquaculture is the center of conversations beyond the circle of animal agriculture. And the most common circle these days discussing aquaculture is soybean. The U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) and Soy Aquaculture Alliance (SAA) joined forces to host the 2017 Aquaculture Educational Opportunity in Panama City, Panama. U.S. soybean growers, researchers and aquaculture experts …

Ag Group, Aquaculture, Audio, Export, soybeans, Transportation, USSEC

NPPC Says Pork Exports to Canada, Mexico Critical

Jamie Johansen

After yesterday’s announcement from the Trump administration concerning trade, the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) has stated today that they will work to preserve tariff-free market access for U.S. pork exports to Canada and Mexico. “As far a pork is concerned, the trade deals with Canada and Mexico have been tremendous for U.S. pork producers,” said NPPC President John Weber. …

Ag Group, Export, Government, International, Meat, NPPC, Pork, Trade

Tom Vilsack to Take Helm of USDEC

Lizzy Schultz

The U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) has announced that former U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will serve as the organizations new president and CEO starting Feb. 1, 2017. “Growing the global market for U.S. dairy products is essential to the future of the dairy industry and America’s dairy farmers. I’ve spent my career in public service as a …

Ag Group, Company Announcement, Dairy, Export, Export, USDEC

Dairy Groups: Canada’s Policies Will Hurt U.S. Economy

Jamie Johansen

The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), the U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) and the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) told President-elect Donald Trump that Canada’s existing and protectionist policies are designed to block imports from the U.S. and are in direct violation of Canada’s trade commitments under the NAFTA and the …

Ag Group, Dairy, Dairy Group, Export, Government, idfa, NASDA, National Milk, Policy, USDEC

USMEF Reports on Beef Exports to Brazil

Lizzy Schultz

On this week’s audio report from the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), technical services manager Cheyenne McEndaffer discusses the recent agreement that will resume trade for fresh and frozen beef cuts to Brazil for the first time in 13 years. U.S. beef had not been accepted by Brazil since the December 2003 BSE case, and Brazil’s beef exports to the …

Ag Group, Beef, Export, Export, Trade, USMEF

Strengthening Demand for U.S. Pork in Mexico

Lizzy Schultz

On this week’s audio report from the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), Gerardo Rodriguez, USMEF marketing director for Mexico, Central America and the Dominican Republic explains how successful buyer education programs focused on new product development have helped increase exports of U.S. pork and pork variety meat to Mexico. This is especially beneficial to the U.S. pork industry at a …

Ag Group, Audio, Export, Export, Pork, USMEF

USMEF Export Results: Red Meat Remains Strong

Lizzy Schultz

According to statistics released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), U.S. pork and beef exports continued to build momentum in October with increases in the double digits for both products. October pork exports totaled 201,936 metric tons (mt), up 14 percent year-over-year, accounting for 25.5 percent of total pork production …

Ag Group, Beef, Export, Export, Meat, Pork, USMEF

USMEF Reports on New Philippine Regulatory Challenges

Lizzy Schultz

On this week’s audio report from the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), USMEF senior vice president Joel Haggard discusses new challenges facing Philippine meat importers following a new decree issued by the Philippine Department of Agriculture. The decree aims to prevent smuggling of imported agricultural products and evasion of import tariffs in the Philippines, a country that consistently ranks as …

Ag Group, Export, Export, Meat, Trade, USMEF

Costa Rica Removes Barriers for U.S. Beef & Pork

Lizzy Schultz

This week’s audio report from the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) discusses the challenges that have made it difficult to ship chilled beef and pork to Costa Rica, a market of strong interest for U.S. meat exporters. In the report, USMEF Technical Services Manager Cheyenne McEndaffer explains the unusual technical requirement behind the difficulty: the product had to arrive in …

Ag Group, Audio, Beef, Export, Export, Pork, USMEF