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

USMEF Reports on Currency Situation

Lizzy Schultz

As the strength of the U.S. dollar continues to weigh on agricultural exports, the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) focused on the impact of the U.S. dollar strength during a panel discussion at last week’s USMEF Board of Directors Meeting in St. Louis. Michael Drury, chief economist for McVean Trading, provided a brief history on how the currencies of so …

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

USMEF Board Meeting Stresses Value of Exports

Lizzy Schultz

The U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) Board of Directors Meeting and Product Showcase kicked off last Wednesday in St. Louis, Missouri. Richard Fordyce, director of the Missouri Department of Agriculture, welcomed attendees to the event with a discussion of the important role exports have played in making agriculture Missouri’s largest industry. Fordyce also outlined several initiatives that have recently been …

Ag Group, Events, Export, Export, Imports, International, Markets, Trade, USMEF

China: An Incredible Opportunity

Lizzy Schultz

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

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

Jamie Johansen

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