USMEF Report Talks Philippines-EU Trade Agreement

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Audio, Beef, International, Meat, Pork, Trade, USMEF

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 … Read More

October Meat Exports Numbers

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Beef, Export, Lamb, Meat, Pork, USMEF

The USDA released meat export numbers for October and the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) compiled them stating U.S. pork and beef exports in have edged higher than the previous month, but were still down from a year ago. Pork exports were down 3 percent year-over-year in volume to 177,191 metric tons (mt), and fell 21 percent in value to … Read More

Meat Export Review from #NAFB15

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Audio, Export, Meat, NAFB, USMEF

The U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) admits it has been a tough year for meat exports nationwide with 2014 being a record year for beef and pork. USMEF’s Vice President of Communications, Joe Schuele, was at this year’s NAFB Trade Talk and gave a complete market update. “One thing is encouraging on the beef side. We have been in a … Read More

September US Meat Export Numbers

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Beef, Export, Meat, Pork, USMEF

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 … Read More

China and the U.S. Conduct Swine Symposium

Kelly MarshallAg Group, Swine, USMEF

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 … Read More

USMEF Weekly Audio Report

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Audio, Beef, Export, Food, International, USMEF

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 … Read More

USMEF Hosts Veterinary Officials from Uzbekistan

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Audio, Beef, Export, Pork, USMEF

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 … Read More

Vietnam Lifts Restrictions on U.S. Beef

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Audio, Beef, Cattle, Export, Imports, Meat, USMEF

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 … Read More

USMEF Says February Meat Exports Lower

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Export, Meat, USMEF

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 … Read More

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

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Export, Meat, Pork, USMEF

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 … Read More