USMEF Report Talks Philippines-EU Trade Agreement

Lizzy Schultz

The latest U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) Report discusses the recent announcement by Philippine officials that the country expresses interest in pursuing a free trade agreement (FTA) with the European Union (EU), with hopes to launch formal FTA negotiations early next year. In the report, Joel Haggard, USMEF senior vice president for the Asia Pacific region, explains how this agreement …

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

September US Meat Export Numbers

Jamie Johansen

The USDA has released export statistics on U.S. meat products and U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) has compiled a summary. U.S. pork exports showed modest improvement in September while beef exports endured the most difficult month in some time. September pork export volume was up 6 percent from a year ago to 172,012 metric tons (mt). Export value was $456.1 …

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

China and the U.S. Conduct Swine Symposium

Kelly Marshall

The fourth annual Swine Industry Symposium was recently held in Beijing, China.  The event was co-hosted with the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) and was attended by more than 150 pork industry representative, agricultural policy makers, animal health experts and university researchers. Joel Haggard, USMEF senior vice president for the Asia Pacific region, explains that the symposium is designed to …

Ag Group, Swine, USMEF

USMEF Weekly Audio Report

Jamie Johansen

In U.S. Meat Export Federation’s (USMEF) weekly audio report we hear from Greg Hanes, USMEF assistant vice president of international marketing. He recently joined a group of U.S. producers in Japan and South Korea to promote Texas-style barbecue and the advantages of using U.S. beef – especially underutilized cuts – as part of the American dish. In the report Hanes …

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

USMEF Hosts Veterinary Officials from Uzbekistan

Jamie Johansen

In this week’s U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) audio report, we learn about a team of veterinary officials from Uzbekistan and their recent trip to the United States for an educational visit covering all aspects of the U.S. beef and pork supply chain. Yuri Barutkin (pronounced ba-root-kin), a USMEF representative for the Greater Russia region, talks about the points emphasized …

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

Vietnam Lifts Restrictions on U.S. Beef

Jamie Johansen

In this week’s USMEF audio report, technical services manager, Dr. Travis Arp discusses Vietnam’s recent removal of BSE-relatred restrictions on imports of U.S. beef. They now are accepting a full range of cuts from U.S. cattle of all ages. Dr. Arp explains, that Vietnam reopened to boneless U.S. beef cuts in 2005 and added bone-in cuts in 2006. But in …

Ag Group, Audio, Beef, Cattle, Export, Imports, Meat, USMEF

USMEF Says February Meat Exports Lower

Jamie Johansen

The U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) has released stats on exports from February 2015. Numbers show exports are lower year-over-year, but there are signs of improvement. The complete release can be found here. While still impacted by severe congestion in the West Coast ports, February exports of U.S. beef, pork and lamb bounced back to some degree from the totals …

Agribusiness, Export, Meat, USMEF

Haggard's Outlook for U.S. Pork in Key Asian Markets

Jamie Johansen

This week Joel Haggard, U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) senior vice president for the Asia Pacific, provides us with some insight into our Asian markets. As the first quarter of 2015 draws to a close, Joel Haggard offers his insights on the factors shaping demand for U.S. pork in key Asian markets. Haggard notes that the U.S. dollar remains at …

Agribusiness, Export, Meat, Pork, USMEF