USMEF Honors Vetter, Gustafson

Jamie Johansen

The U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) has announced the recipients of its Michael J. Mansfield Award and Distinguished Service Award. Both will be presented at the USMEF 40th Anniversary & Strategic Planning Conference, Nov. 2-4 in Carlsbad, California. The 2016 Mansfield Award recipient is Ambassador Darci Vetter, chief agricultural negotiator for the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR). The …

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Chefs From Barbados Visit Colorado Lamb Plant

Lizzy Schultz

This week’s audio report from the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) discusses a USMEF-sponsored trip that recently brought a team of chefs from the Caribbean island of Barbados to Colorado for a firsthand look at the quality and versatility of U.S. lamb. During their visit, the team received a tour of the Superior Farms lamb plant in Denver. Shane McKenzie, …

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USMEF Hosts South Korean Meat Buyers

Lizzy Schultz

This week’s audio report from the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) discusses the home meal replacement (HMR) trends becoming popular among South Korean consumers and the ways that U.S. pork and beef industries can help fill this need. A team of South Koren meat buyers recently visited the U.S. to learn more about the trend and look into possible ways …

Agribusiness, Beef, Export, Export, International, Pork, USMEF

Steps Remain for U.S. Beef Exports to China

Lizzy Schultz

On this week’s audio report from the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), Thad Lively, U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) senior vice president for trade access, provides his insight on the announcement that China has lifted its BSE-related ban on imports of U.S. beef. In the report, Lively notes that lifting the ban is contingent on a list of requirements China …

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USMEF Hosts Producers From Ecuador

Lizzy Schultz

On this week’s audio report from the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), USMEF Technical Services Manager Cheyenne McEndaffer reflects on last week’s visit from a team of food and livestock industry leaders from Ecuador. The team visited the USMEF Denver headquarters to learn more about the U.S. meat industry and USMEF’s role in expanding global exports of U.S. beef, pork …

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July Beef/Pork Export Volumes Increase

Lizzy Schultz

Statistics released by the USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) show that red meat exports posted solid results in July, with volumes for both U.S. beef and pork trending higher than a year ago. Beef export value was down five percent from last July, but pork export value increased 11 percent from last year significantly. Exports …

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Producer Team Meets Japanese Meat Buyers

Lizzy Schultz

This week’s audio report from the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) discusses the team of pork, beef, corn and soybean producers who recently visited Tokyo to meet with Japanese meat buyers and other food industry professionals. The team worked to examine marketing opportunities for U.S. red meat in Japan, and also met with leading members of Tokyo’s food trade media. …

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USMEF Reports on Indonesia Beef Access

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 recently revised regulations to Indonesia’s restrictive import policies, which will now allow for imports of all beef muscle cuts and a range of beef variety meat items including livers, hearts, lungs, tails, tongues and feet. A large …

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USMEF Showcases Return of U.S. Beef, Pork to South Africa

Jamie Johansen

The U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) matched red meat exporters with buyers during the first USMEF South Africa Seminar and Buyers Reception. Funding support for the networking and educational event, held Aug. 18 in Johannesburg, was provided by the USDA Market Access Program, the Beef Checkoff Program and the Pork Checkoff. Along with one-on-one business meetings and updates on current …

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USMEF Hosts Reception in South Africa

Lizzy Schultz

This week’s audio report from the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) comes to us from Johannesburg, South Africa, where USMEF is holding its first South Africa Seminar and Buyers Reception. At the reception, U.S. red meat exporters will have the opportunity to meet and network with importers from South Africa. “The regained access on beef and pork into South Africa …

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