Team USA Takes Gold in Saddle Seat World Cup

Lizzy Schultz

Team USA has again brought home the gold from the 2016 International Saddle Seat Equitation World Cup. The twelve U.S. equestrian athletes traveled to South Africa to compete in the 2016 competition, held at the Mistico Equestrian Centre, July 7-9, and delivered excellent performances against teams from Canada, Namibia, and South Africa. Coaches David Cater, Pam Roush, and Kent Swalla …

Ag Group, award, Competition, Equestrian, Equine, International, USEF

Strong May for US Red Meat Exports

Lizzy Schultz

Statistics released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) show that May was a strong month for U.S. red meat exports, with shipments of both beef and pork increasing significantly year-over-year and reaching 2016 highs. May beef export volume increased 12 percent from a year ago, and exports accounted for 14 percent of total beef production …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Beef, Export, Export, International, Markets, Meat, Pork, Trade, USMEF

USMEF Talks Brexit’s Impact on US Meat Exports

Lizzy Schultz

On this week’s audio report from the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) , Economist Erin Borror discusses the near-term and longer-term impact of the so-called “Brexit” referendum, with voters in the United Kingdom choosing to leave the European Union (EU), on global meat trade. “Our biggest concern presently is the impact on currencies, and we know with uncertainty there is …

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

NALS Focuses on Canada-U.S. Trade Relationship

Lizzy Schultz

The United States, Canada and Mexico kicked off the North American Leaders’ Summit (NALS) in Ottawa this week, with this year’s event holding a large focus on the trading relationship between the United States and Canada, especially related to Canada’s persistent undermining of U.S. dairy export access, a pattern that has cost American dairy farmers and processors hundreds of millions …

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

USMEF Reports On China's New Dietary Guidelines

Lizzy Schultz

In this week’s audio report from the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), Joel Haggard, USMEF senior vice president for the Asia Pacific, discusses the new dietary guidelines recently issued by China’s Ministry of Health. The guidelines call for Chinese citizens to significantly reduce their meat consumption. Haggard says he does not expect the new guidelines to have much impact on …

Ag Group, Beef, consumer, Export, Export, Health, International, Trade, USMEF

USEF Announces 2016 Olympic Dressage Team

Lizzy Schultz

Four athlete-and-horse combinations, as well as one traveling reserve athlete-and-horse combination, were named this week by The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) to the U.S. Olympic Dressage Team for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. One direct reserve horse has also been named. A direct reserve horse would be an automatic replacement should the original horse on which the athlete was …

Ag Group, Competition, Equestrian, Equine, International, USEF

Creating Opportunities for U.S. Red Meat in the Caribbean

Lizzy Schultz

This week’s audio report from the U.S. Meat Export Federation discusses the special set of strategies required to overcome the challenges unique to exporting red meat to the Caribbean. Liz Wunderlich, USMEF representative in the Caribbean, explains that lack of storage space for meat, inconsistent cold chain infrastructure, and the high cost of electricity are some of the major complications …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Audio, Beef, Export, Export, International, Meat, Trade, USMEF

Farmers Host International Meat Buyers

Lizzy Schultz

Teams of meat buyers from across the globe recently received a firsthand look at U.S. livestock and grain production before attending the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) Board of Directors Meeting and Product Showcase in St. Louis earlier this month. Wayne Humphreys hosted a team of buyers from Hong Kong and Taiwan at his farm near Columbus Junction, Iowa, where …

Ag Group, Audio, Education, Farming, International, Meat, Trade, USMEF

Red Meat Exports Deliver Returns to U.S. Corn Producers

Lizzy Schultz

On this weeks audio report from the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), Dave Juday, World Perspectives senior analyst, discusses a commissioned study aimed at quantifying the value delivered to U.S. corn producers through exports of beef, pork and lamb. The independent study was conducted by World Perspectives, a leading agricultural consulting firm, and key findings were unveiled at the USMEF …

Ag Group, Audio, Beef, corn, Export, Export, International, Meat, Pork, Trade, USMEF

Cuba Creates #ONEBigIdea for U.S.

Jamie Johansen

Cuba’s newly opened relationship with the United States gives us access to an emerging market and provides new perspectives on it’s lands. The opportunities for new agriculture, technology and food concepts is something we can’t ignore. Alltech calls it a one-of-a-kind opportunity. I sat down with Dr. Jorge Arias, Global Aqua Director, Alltech, during ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference to …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Aquaculture, Export, International, Markets