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 […]

USMEF: Exports To China Continue To Climb; Not At The Expense Of Other Markets

Demand for U.S. beef in China continues to move at a brisk pace. U.S. Meat Export Federation economist Erin Borror says U.S. beef exports to China are “soaring”, but not at the expense of other major markets like Korea or Japan. “This is where it gets exciting because China’s demand for grain fed beef is […]

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 […]

U.S. Red Meat Exporters and Latin American Buyers Reunite at USMEF Event

More than 130 red meat buyers from 21 countries across Central and South America and the Caribbean recently gathered at the U.S. Meat Export Federation Latin American Product Showcase. The event was held annually from 2011-2019 before the COVID pandemic forced a postponement in 2020. The showcase, held August 25-26, is well-established as a go-to […]

Beef Exports Very Strong During The First Half Of 2021

U.S. Beef exports were very strong during the first half of 2021. According to the U.S Meat Export Federation, exports through June reached 700,087 metric tons, up 18% from the same time period a year ago, with a value of $4.64 billion, up 28% from last year. USMEF Economist Erin Borror said the beef export […]

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 Working With Local Farmers To Promote “Buy Local” in Mexico

When the coronavirus pandemic started in March and April of last year, it sparked an increase in the buy local movement in the U.S, as well as in Mexico. To try to capitalize on the renewed interest in knowing from where their food comes, The U.S. Meat Export Federation went outside the box to appeal […]

Despite Difficult Year For Exports, USMEF Optimistic About The Future

U.S. beef exports to the European Union have struggled over the past year due to limited opportunities in Europe’s food service and hospitality sectors. But, U.S. Meat Export Federation’s Yuri Barutkin said exports are poised for a comeback, thanks to the gradual reopening of food service and newly developed retail channels. He noted there was […]

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 […]