Saturday, February 22, 2020

International News/Trade

Key trade issues highlight USMEF Board of Directors meeting

When the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) Board of Directors meeting kicks off Wednesday in Washington, D.C., USMEF members will be addressed by a terrific slate of high-level guest speakers. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Thomas...

Agricultural Export Coalition calls for continued export program funding

More than 120 members of the Coalition to Promote U.S. Agricultural Exports are urging the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies to maintain funding for USDA...

Despite political unrest, beef exports to middle east remain red hot

Last year, U.S. beef exports to the Middle East grew by more than one-third in volume and more than 75 percent in value – exceeding $260 million. With political and social unrest affecting several...

NCGA CEO testifies in support of pending FTAs

National Corn Growers Association CEO Rick Tolman on Thursday  testified before the House Agriculture Committee during a hearing to review pending free trade agreements with Korea, Colombia and Panama. The hearing focused...

NCGA supports approval of pending free trade agreements

National Corn Growers Association CEO Rick Tolman released the following statement in support of the pending free trade agreements with Korea, Colombia and Panama.  Tolman testified today before the House Agriculture...

U.S. Pork Thriving In South America

Central America is one of the fastest growing regions for U.S. pork exports. In 2010, exports climbed almost 50 percent in value to $93 million, and they are up by another 15 percent so...

House in recess, some progress made on FTAs

While the House is in recess, the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) is encouraging people to contact their legislators to remind them of the importance of the pending free trade agreements with South Korea,...

Senator Hoeven returns from Asia

Senator John Hoeven on Tuesday briefed media on his recent trip to Asia with U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to promote trade and review U.S.-Asian Security issues. The Congressional delegation on Saturday completed...

Grain recovery in Japan underway

The U.S. Grains Council has provided an update on the trade situation with Japan following its devastating earthquake and tsunami. The council, founded in 1960, has offices in Tokyo and elsewhere around the...

USMEF works to promote pork shoulder butt overseas

U.S. trade officials say the pork shoulder butt is a tender, flavorful and affordable cut that may not be reaching its full potential in some overseas export markets... A global initiative by the U.S....

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