July Beef Exports Set Record While Pork Value Remains Strong

U.S. beef exports set another value record in July. Data recently released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation shows export value climbed 45% year-over-year to just over $939 million, while volume was the third largest of the post-BSE era at 122,743 metric tons, up 14% year-over-year. July beef exports to the […]

Voigt: Great Potential Lies In Vietnam, the Philippines

While 2019 was a good year in the world of trade for many farmers, Chris Voigt it hoping for even bigger days ahead. The Executive Director of the Washington state Potato Commission said between Phase One, and both China and Japan expanding chipping potato opportunities, the past six months have been encouraging for local growers. […]

USDA Recruiting for a Trade Mission to the Philippines

The USDA will lead a trade mission to the Philippines, designed to explore new business opportunities with the island nation. The trade mission will travel to Manila on April 20th through 23rd. They’re looking for agribusiness people who want to take part in the trip. Anyone interested should apply to the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service […]

How Do USDA Trade Missions Benefit Ag Industry?

What are some of the benefits and opportunities for farm, and food commodity groups and businesses involved in USDA led agricultural trade missions?  Darren Armstrong of the U.S. Grains Council said it is both identifying new markets and what markets are ready for expansion.   “You find some place that there’s some potential that is […]

McKinney: 2020 Trade Missions Hold Great Potential

According to the USDA’s Ted McKinney, there is business, and a lot of it, to be had with several countries in North Africa, as well as the Philippines, Spain, Portugal, Peru, United Arab Emirates and many others.   When recently announcing the USDA’s 2020 trade mission agenda, he pointed out.   “Four of these are brand new,” […]

U.S. Farm Exports to Philippines Hit Record

The United States has seen a lot of benefits from the Philippines’ growing demand for imported agricultural products. The USDA’s Foreign Ag Service says agricultural exports to the Philippines will reach a record of $3 billion by the end of this year as shipments continue to arrive. The U.S. currently commands 28% of market share […]