USMEF Reports on Beef Exports to Brazil

Lizzy Schultz

On this week’s audio report from the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), technical services manager Cheyenne McEndaffer discusses the recent agreement that will resume trade for fresh and frozen beef cuts to Brazil for the first time in 13 years. U.S. beef had not been accepted by Brazil since the December 2003 BSE case, and Brazil’s beef exports to the …

Ag Group, Beef, Export, Export, Trade, USMEF

Strengthening Demand for U.S. Pork in Mexico

Lizzy Schultz

On this week’s audio report from the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), Gerardo Rodriguez, USMEF marketing director for Mexico, Central America and the Dominican Republic explains how successful buyer education programs focused on new product development have helped increase exports of U.S. pork and pork variety meat to Mexico. This is especially beneficial to the U.S. pork industry at a …

Ag Group, Audio, Export, Export, Pork, USMEF

USMEF Export Results: Red Meat Remains Strong

Lizzy Schultz

According to statistics released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), U.S. pork and beef exports continued to build momentum in October with increases in the double digits for both products. October pork exports totaled 201,936 metric tons (mt), up 14 percent year-over-year, accounting for 25.5 percent of total pork production …

Ag Group, Beef, Export, Export, Meat, Pork, USMEF

USMEF Reports on New Philippine Regulatory Challenges

Lizzy Schultz

On this week’s audio report from the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), USMEF senior vice president Joel Haggard discusses new challenges facing Philippine meat importers following a new decree issued by the Philippine Department of Agriculture. The decree aims to prevent smuggling of imported agricultural products and evasion of import tariffs in the Philippines, a country that consistently ranks as …

Ag Group, Export, Export, Meat, Trade, USMEF

Costa Rica Removes Barriers for U.S. Beef & Pork

Lizzy Schultz

This week’s audio report from the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) discusses the challenges that have made it difficult to ship chilled beef and pork to Costa Rica, a market of strong interest for U.S. meat exporters. In the report, USMEF Technical Services Manager Cheyenne McEndaffer explains the unusual technical requirement behind the difficulty: the product had to arrive in …

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

USMEF Bullish on TPP & Meat Exports

Jamie Johansen

The U.S. Meat Export Federation’s (USMEF) latest stats are out on U.S. pork, beef and lamb. Thad Lively, Senior Vice President, USMEF, was onsite at NAFB’s Trade Talk to highlight those export numbers along with trade and the new presidential administration going forward. “The numbers are very encouraging. Beef exports are up 8%, pork exports are up 5%. That’s from …

Ag Group, Audio, Beef, Export, Lamb, Markets, NAFB, Pork, USMEF

Red Meat Exports See Strong Third Quarter

Lizzy Schultz

September was another solid month for U.S. red meat exports, with pork, beef and lamb totals well above year-ago levels, According to statistics released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), September was a solid month for red meat exports, including pork, beef, and lamb. The report showed that September beef export volume was down slightly …

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USMEF Elects New Officers During Conference

Lizzy Schultz

The U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) Strategic Planning Conference wrapped up Friday, Nov. 4 with the election of new officers. Bruce Schmoll, a soybean and corn producer from Claremont, Minnesota, was elected USMEF chairman for 2016-2017. Schmoll was also featured on this week’s USMEF Audio Report, where he discusses how he came to be involved in USMEF and his goals …

Ag Group, Audio, Company Announcement, USMEF

USMEF Strategically Planning for Future

Lizzy Schultz

The U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) conducted a media conference call this morning from the USMEF Strategic Planning Conference in Carlsbad, California. The call was held as USMEF looks forward to celebrating its 40th Anniversary, and featured opening remarks from Philip Seng, USMEF president and CEO, Joel Haggard, senior vice president, Asia Pacific, and Chad Russell, regional director, Mexico, Central …

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

Showcasing U.S. Red Meat at SIAL Paris

Lizzy Schultz

On this week’s audio report from the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), Dan Halstrom, USMEF senior vice president for marketing, discusses his recent experience showcasing U.S. beef and pork with USMEF and several of its member companies at SIAL Paris. The global food show is held every two years, and this year’s event attracted approximately 7,000 exhibitors and over 100,000 …

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