USMEF Asking For Additional Changes To Japan’s Safeguard

The U.S. Trade Representative’s office recently updated the status of its consultations with Japan when it comes to the Safeguard of U.S. beef. Dan Halstrom, President and CEO of the U.S. Meat Export Federation said while he appreciates the effort to prioritize the Safeguard update, more needs to be done. Halstrom said American exports triggered […]

Halstrom: Ocean Shipping Reform Act Great News For Beef Exporters

The U.S. Meat Export Federation is applauding the House of Representatives after passing the Ocean Shipping Reform Act, which looks to make it easier for American Ag products to find a ride to overseas destinations. While red meat exports are on a record pace this year, USMEF President and CEO Dan Halstrom said shipping delays […]

Halstrom: USTR At Full Strength Good for USMEF, All Of Ag

Many in farm country were happy to hear the nomination earlier this month of Elaine Trevino to serve as chief Ag negotiator at USTR. U.S. Meat Export Federation President and CEO Dan Halstrom said President Biden’s nomination is significant on a number of fronts. “Number one is it’s a key position to get some of […]

Broad-Based Growth Drives U.S. Beef and Pork Exports to New Heights

U.S. beef and pork export value shattered previous records in May, according to the U.S. Meat Export Federation. Announced this week, beef exports also reached a new volume high in May, while pork export volume was the third-largest on record. USMEF President and CEO Dan Halstrom stated, “The outstanding May performance is especially gratifying when […]

USMEF: Market Diversification The Key

March was a good month for American meat exports. According to the U.S. Meat Export Federation, beef and pork exports totaled just under $1.6 billion. When breaking down the numbers, beef exports set a single month record, with more than $800 million sent overseas in March of this year. Dan Halstrom, President and CEO of […]

Record-Breaking Performance for U.S. Beef and Pork Exports in March

U.S. red meat exports ended the first quarter on a high note. The U.S. Meat Export Federation reported March beef and pork exports each posted the highest monthly value on record. Pork exports and shipments of beef muscle cuts also set new volume records in March. March pork exports were record-large at 294,700 metric tons, […]

January Red Meat Exports Off Year-Over-Year, But Halstrom Is Encouraged

According to the U.S. Meat Export Federation, while beef exports opened 2021 lower than figures reported a year earlier, the decrease was marginal. USMEF President and CEO Dan Halstrom noted beef exports totaled 105,000 metric tons in January, down 2% from a year ago, while value slipped three percent to $653 million. When breaking down […]

Beef Exports Off In 2020, But USMEF Sees Reason For Optimism

According to the latest numbers from the USDA, U.S. beef exports finished 2020 lower year-over-year, down in both volume at 1.25 million metric tons, and value at $7.65 billion. But the news isn’t all bad. USMEF President and CEO Dan Halstrom said beef ended the year on a very strong note. “[I’m] quite happy with […]

USMEF: August Was A Great Month For Beef Bound For Taiwan, Korea

According to the latest USDA data, U.S. beef exports to Korea and Taiwan set new records in August. Dan Halstrom, U.S. Meat Export Federation President and CEO, noted exports to Taiwan in August totaled 7,439 metric tons, valued at nearly $64 million. He said Taiwan is enjoying a tremendous recovery in the food service industry. […]

USMEF Is Trying To Adapt To Second COVID Wave In South Korea

A new round of COVID-19 restrictions in South Korea’s food service sector has created challenges for U.S. beef producers in one of its largest markets. The South Korean government has heightened social distancing requirement in the greater Seoul area, including restrictions on food and beverage providers, and a suspension of large gatherings. U.S. Meat Export […]