November Beef Exports Set New Value Record

The value of U.S. beef exports set another record in November, topping $1 billion for the second time in 2021. According to data compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation, November pork exports were lower than the previous year, but year-to-date export value maintained a record value pace. Meanwhile, November beef exports totaled over 123,600 […]

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 […]

Animal Ag Organizations Launch Protein PACT

Earlier this week, U.S. animal agriculture groups announced the Protein PACT. The coalition is the first joint initiative designed to accelerate momentum and verify progress toward global sustainable development goals across the animal protein sector. The Protein PACT was submitted to the UN Food Systems Summit as a sustainability game changer, and sustainable livestock and […]

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, […]

USMEF: October A Good Month For Beef, Pork Exports

According to the U.S. Meat Export Federation, beef exports in October were steady when compared to 2019 figures, but there were significant gains reported in several key markets. USMEF President and CEO Dan Halstrom said beef exports came in at 107,591 metric tons for the month. “It’s really a pretty good rebound from earlier in […]

USMEF: Despite Struggles Of 2020 Pork Exports To Japan Hold Signs Of Encouragement

During the U.S Meat Export Federation’s Strategic Planning conference in mid-November, USMEF Vice President of Marketing Jesse Austin provided pork producers with an update on two areas that are critical for success in Japan; chilled port and ground seasoned pork. Austin said through September, Japan’s imports of chilled America pork were slightly lower year over […]

Binger Becomes New USMEF Chair

U.S. Meat Export Federation has a new chair. Pat Binger of Wichita, KS started his yearlong term on November 13th at the conclusion of the USMEF Strategic Planning Conference. Binger comes to position with 32 years of experience at Cargill, the last 11 years he led the international business segment for the North America protein […]