China: An Incredible Opportunity

Lizzy Schultz Leave a Comment

The industry of agriculture has an international consumer base, and so many agribusiness professionals are looking into the international opportunities available within their sector and their business. Ian Lahiffe, New Business Development Director for Alltech China hosted several special sessions during ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference, to discuss the opportunities that exist within the country of China, especially for the …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Audio, Beef, International

USMEF Applauds Taiwan’s Reopening to U.S. Lamb

Jamie Johansen Leave a Comment

U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) said it is the first time since 2003 that U.S. lamb and lamb products have regained access to Taiwan. Dr. Dennis Stiffler, CEO of Mountain States Rosen and USMEF vice chair, thanked U.S. agricultural and trade officials for their efforts to restore market access for U.S. lamb. “This is the culmination of many months of …

Ag Group, Audio, Export, International, Lamb, Livestock, USMEF

U.S. Beef Arrives in Reopened South African Market

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) confirmed that the first shipment of U.S. beef recently arrived in South Africa following the reopening of the South African market earlier this year. “The arrival of U.S. beef in South Africa represents another important milestone in efforts by USDA and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative to regain access to this important …

Ag Group, Beef, Export, International, usda

Alltech Signs Alliances in Latin America

Lizzy Schultz

Alltech recently announced that they have signed six research alliances in Latin America with four universities and two institutes linked to agricultural research from Brazil, Honduras and Mexico. The alliances bring together leading experts in their respective fields and provide the necessary resources to drive industry transformation. Alltech has successfully collaborated with top academic institutions throughout the world, building research …

Ag Group, Alltech, International, Research, University, USDEC

Dairy Groups Continue to Challenge WHO Proposal

Lizzy Schultz

The U.S. dairy industry has urged the White House to challenge a proposal from the World Health Organization (WHO) that discourages the consumption of dairy products by young children. The advice contradicts the recommendations of respected national and global health organizations that endorse milk for its nutritional value. In a letter to the Obama Administration, the International Dairy Foods Association …

Ag Group, Dairy Business, Health, International, National Milk

USMEF Reports on Guatemala

Lizzy Schultz

This week’s audio report from the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) discusses the pork consumption of Guatemala, which has remained relatively low throughout the past several years, though a majority of the pork currently imported by Guatemala does come from the Unites States. USMEF has been working with importers, retailers, restaurants and foodservice companies to increase awareness of the variety …

Ag Group, Export, Export, International, Meat, Pork

Keenan “Green Machine” Will Roll Out at ONE

Lizzy Schultz

Following the acquisition of Keenan, a leading Irish farming solutions company, by Alltech, the first Keenan “Green Machine” rolled off the factory floor in Borris, County Carlow, Ireland today. Keenan is now the 14th global acquisition for Alltech since 2011. “The Keenan team has been hard at work over the past number of days exploring the exciting opportunities afforded by …

Ag Group, Alltech, Company Announcement, International, Nutrition

NFU Hosts Presser On TPP Opposition

Lizzy Schultz

While many United States trade officials are promoting the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) as an export-boon for agriculture, the National Farmers Union (NFU) continues to stand strong in their opposition of the free trade agreement. NFU, representing nearly 200,000 family farmers and ranchers, hosted a media teleconference this morning to talk about the TPP and announce a letter signed by 160 …

Ag Group, Audio, Export, Export, Imports, International, NFU, Trade

USMEF Reports on Port Labor Contract Extensions

Lizzy Schultz

On this week’s audio report from the United States Meat Export Federation (USMEF), USMEF President and CEO Philip Seng discusses the developments being made regarding important contractual negotiations between the West Coast port operators and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU). In late 2014 and for much of 2015, U.S. meat exports were slowed by severe port congestion on …

Ag Group, Audio, Export, Export, International, Trade, USMEF

ALB Selects Four Young Leaders Representatives

Lizzy Schultz

This year, the American Lamb Board (ALB) developed the Tri-Lamb Young Leaders Program was developed to create a forum of young producers and leaders from the United States, Australia and New Zealand to share ideas, network, and broaden the understanding of sheep production practices in all three countries. Representatives from each country will participate in the forum for two years, …

Ag Group, International, Lamb, Meat, Sheep