Phillip Dutton Wins Bronze at Rio

Lizzy Schultz

USA Eventing Team member Phillip Dutton, along with his mount Mighty Nice, capped off three days of brilliant riding in Rio by scoring the Individual Bronze medal at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Dutton’s bronze-winning rides totaled up a final score of 51.80, behind gold medalist Michael Jung, of Germany, and silver medalist Nicolas Astier, of France. The Rio games …

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

Wisconsin Dairy Industry Pushes Immigration Reform

Lizzy Schultz

Earlier this week, a coalition of Wisconsin business and community leaders came together in Madison for the launch of the “Reason for Reform” campaign, highlighting the need for immigration reform and presenting data about the significant contributions immigrants make to the state’s economy. The event was hosted by the Partnership for a New American Economy (NAE) and the Latino Chamber …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Audio, Dairy, Dairy Business, International, Policy

USMEF Focused on New Beef Liver Markets

Lizzy Schultz

This week’s audio report from the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) discusses the importance of diversifying international destinations for beef livers and variety meat, and why it has become a priority for the U.S. beef industry. Creating markets for these products can add significant value to U.S. cattle and bolster returns for producers, and Dan Halstrom, USMEF senior vice president …

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

Producers Reflect on USMEF Latin American Showcase

Lizzy Schultz

In this week’s audio report from the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), four U.S. livestock and crop producers offer their observations after attending the sixth annual USMEF Latin American Product Showcase in Panama City, Panama. About 120 buyers from 14 countries participated in the showcase, a premier event for U.S. companies that export beef, pork and lamb to Central and …

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

USMEF Holds Sixth Latin American Showcase

Lizzy Schultz

This year marked the sixth annual U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) Latin American Product Showcase. This year’s event was held in Panama City, Panama, and has become key for connecting exporters of U.S. beef, pork and lamb with buyers from Central and South America and the Caribbean. 120 buyers were in attendance this year representing 14 countries, and 42 USMEF …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Beef, Export, Export, Imports, International, Pork, Trade

USMEF Talks Exports at Cattle Industry Summer Conference

Lizzy Schultz

In this week’s audio report from the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), Dan Halstrom, USMEF senior vice president for marketing gives a preview from the items he plans to discuss at this week’s Cattle Industry Summer Conference in Denver. Beef industry leaders from across the nation will gather for the conference, including the Export Growth Committee, a beef checkoff program …

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

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