NCBA Talks Trade, New Administration & Markets

Jamie Johansen

Agricultural policies are the name of the game for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) when representing our nation’s beef producers in Washington D.C. As farm broadcasters gathered for this year’s NAFB Trade Talk, they were again on-hand to talk key issues as we prepare for new leadership. Colin Woodall, Vice President of Governmental Affairs, NCBA, said “I think when …

Ag Group, Audio, Beef, Cattle, Export, Markets, NAFB, NCBA, Trade

Red Meat Exports See Strong Third Quarter

Lizzy Schultz

September was another solid month for U.S. red meat exports, with pork, beef and lamb totals well above year-ago levels, According to statistics released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), September was a solid month for red meat exports, including pork, beef, and lamb. The report showed that September beef export volume was down slightly …

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

A-Maizing DDGS at #ExEx16

Lizzy Schultz

Research continues to show the value of dried distillers grains (DDGS) as a high quality animal feed, and the need to increase global demand for DDGS was a hot topic of discussion at this year’s Export Exchange. Dr. Jerry Shurston, professor at the University of Minnesota and Consultant for the U.S. Grains Council (USGC), gave a presentation during this year’s …

Ag Group, Audio, corn, distillers grains, ethanol, Export, Export, Feed

Supply Demand Outlook for DDGS at #ExEx16

Cindy Zimmerman

Record domestic livestock supplies mean demand is increasing for the ethanol co-product distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) but the export picture is less clear, according to Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) Senior Vice President Geoff Cooper who talked about the DDGS supply-demand outlook at Export Exchange 2016 in Detroit last week. “We’re looking at record ethanol production this year, so …

Audio, distillers grains, ethanol, Export, Feed, International

Elanco Offers Insight at #ExEx16

Lizzy Schultz

One of the speakers during the general session of the 2016 Export Exchange this week was Todd Armstrong, Senior Director of Global Market Access at Elanco Animal Health, who gave a discussion about balancing customer expectations with the realities of a growing population. Armstrong discussed some of the major challenges facing food producers today, such as the population growth, technology …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Audio, Communications, consumer, Elanco, ethanol, Export, Grain

Showcasing U.S. Red Meat at SIAL Paris

Lizzy Schultz

On this week’s audio report from the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), Dan Halstrom, USMEF senior vice president for marketing, discusses his recent experience showcasing U.S. beef and pork with USMEF and several of its member companies at SIAL Paris. The global food show is held every two years, and this year’s event attracted approximately 7,000 exhibitors and over 100,000 …

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

Dairy Groups Hosting Webinar on EU Geographical Indications

Lizzy Schultz

The three national dairy trade associations have plans to unveil a major economic analysis on the consequences of surrendering to the European Union on common cheese names in a webinar for media Tuesday, October 11, at 11 a.m. EDT. The webinar will include a 60-page analysis that shows how the EU’s anti-competitive approach to geographical indications will cost U.S. dairy …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Dairy, Export, Export, International, National Milk, USDEC

USMEF Hosts South Korean Meat Buyers

Lizzy Schultz

This week’s audio report from the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) discusses the home meal replacement (HMR) trends becoming popular among South Korean consumers and the ways that U.S. pork and beef industries can help fill this need. A team of South Koren meat buyers recently visited the U.S. to learn more about the trend and look into possible ways …

Agribusiness, Beef, Export, Export, International, Pork, USMEF

Steps Remain for U.S. Beef Exports to China

Lizzy Schultz

On this week’s audio report from the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), Thad Lively, U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) senior vice president for trade access, provides his insight on the announcement that China has lifted its BSE-related ban on imports of U.S. beef. In the report, Lively notes that lifting the ban is contingent on a list of requirements China …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Audio, Beef, Export, Export, USMEF

China Lifts Ban on U.S. Beef

Lizzy Schultz

An announcement from the Chinese Government has indicated that the nation will begin accepting U.S. beef from animals under 30 months of age for the first time in 13 years. “This is great news for U.S. beef producers,” said Kent Bacus, director of international trade for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. “While these initial reports are positive, we must continue …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Beef, Export, Export, NCBA