USMEF Weekly Audio Report

Lizzy Schultz

This week’s audio report from the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) discusses the recent showcase of U.S. beef and pork at WorldFood Uzbekistan 2016. U.S. participation in the event allowed USMEF to gain further insight into this emerging market, and was supported by the USDA Market Access Program (MAP), the Beef Checkoff Program and the Pork Checkoff. Yuri Barutkin, USMEF …

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

Alltech Releases Global Aquaculture Production Data

Lizzy Schultz

Following the release of their annual Global Feed Survey, and based on several industry requests, the research team behind Alltech recently completed a deeper dive into analyzing the growing aquaculture feed sector and the increased finisher feed prices worldwide. Aidan Connolly, Chief Innovation Officer for Alltech, sat down with for an interview with AgWired on the results of the analysis. …

Alltech, Aquaculture, consumer, Feed, Fish, International, Meat, Production, Research

North American Pork Producers Confirm Common Focus

Jamie Johansen

Last week the Canadian Pork Council (CPC) hosted North American pork producer leaders in Whistler, British Columbia. Representatives from CPC, the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) and the Mexican pork producer organization, Confederación de Porcicultores Mexicanos (CPM), confirmed the industry’s common focus on producing nutritious, sustainable and affordable pork. “It was gratifying to see how pork producers from our three …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Animal Welfare, International, NPPC, Pork, Swine

U.S. Meat Exports Sluggish In February

Lizzy Schultz

According to USDA data compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), while February exports of U.S. pork and beef were roughly steady with last year’s volumes, export value moved lower during the month as prices continued to decline from the 2014 highs. The price reductions reflect more abundant red meat supplies and a fiercely competitive international marketplace. Pork export …

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

USMEF Weekly Audio Report

Lizzy Schultz

On this week’s U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) Weekly Audio Report, we hear from Dean Meyer, a corn, soybean and livestock producer from Rock Rapids, Iowa, who serves on the USMEF Executive Committee and as a director of the Iowa Corn Promotion Board. Meyer recently returned from a trade mission to Singapore and Malaysia alongside a diverse delegation of agricultural …

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

2016 IFAJ Alltech Young Leaders Announced

Jamie Johansen

Ten participants have been selected for this year’s International Federation of Agricultural Journalist (IFAJ)-Alltech Young Leaders in Agricultural Journalism Award, which supports winners’ participation in an IFAJ congress and an intensive boot camp-style workshop July 11-12, prior to the IFAJ congress in Bonn, Germany. Winners include: 1. Dorien Colman, journalist, Belgium 2. Richmond Fringpong, journalist, Ghana 3. Danielle Grindlay, journalist, …

Alltech, award, Communications, International, Marketing

USMEF Reports on Peruvian Exports

Lizzy Schultz

This week’s Weekly Audio Report from the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) discusses the recent announcement from USDA that Peru has lifted all remaining BSE-related restrictions and granted full market access for U.S. beef. In the Report, Senior Vice President for Global Marketing Dan Halstrom explains that Peru is already a well-established destination for U.S. beef exports, and that allowing …

Ag Group, Audio, Beef, economics, Export, Export, International, Meat, Trade, usda, USMEF

Ag Industry Expresses Support For Cuba Relations

Lizzy Schultz

Leaders from across the U.S. agriculture and food sectors are expressing their support and excitement for the new opportunities for collaboration with Cuba that were announced during President Obama’s historic visit to the island this month. The neighboring Caribbean nation shares common climate and agriculture related concerns with the U.S., and the measures announced today in Havana will mutually benefit …

Ag Group, Export, Export, Imports, International, Trade, usda

US Gains Full Access for Beef Exports in Peru

Lizzy Schultz

The U.S. government has reached agreement with the government of Peru to remove barriers for U.S. beef exports to Peru for the first time since 2003, opening one of the fastest growing markets in Latin America to American beef and beef products. The United States exported $25.4 million in beef and beef products to Peru in 2015 and the export …

Ag Group, Beef, Export, Export, International, Policy, Trade, usda

Alltech & Rothamsted Form Research Partnership

Lizzy Schultz

Alltech Crop Science is partnering with Rothamsted Research, one of the oldest agricultural research institutes in the world, for a strategic alliance in the field of agricultural research. Rothamsted has provided cutting-edge science and innovation for more than 170 years. This alliance is part of Alltech’s commitment to advancing its research in microbiology, bio-chemistry and nutrigenomics, and to bridge the …

Ag Group, Alltech, International, Research, sustainability, Technology, University