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Groups React to Brazil Beef Announcement

Dan Dairy & Livestock, Industry News Release

Ag groups are weighing in on Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue’s announcement that the U.S. has suspended all fresh beef imports from Brazil due to safety concerns. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President Craig Uden supports the move to suspend Brazilian imports because it’s a result of USDA’s science-based testing protocol of imported beef. “This proves our food safety system works …

Nebraska Firm First to Ship U.S. Beef to China

Dan Dairy & Livestock, Industry News Release

Nebraska’s Greater Omaha Packing Company is sending U.S. beef to China, the first shipment of its kind in 14 years. After the U.S. and China finalized protocols to allow the U.S. to export beef to China, the Nebraska-based company announced it would send beef by air freight to a customer in Shanghai. Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts and Nebraska Department of …

Adjusting NAFTA to Help Small Beef Producers

Brian German Cattle, Trade

The Trump administration is gearing up to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement and the President of the National Farmers Union sent a letter urging the administration to amend the agreement to allow independent beef producers to better compete. Acknowledging the importance of NAFTA, NFU President Roger Johnson noted, “the agreement has contributed to increased consolidation in the beef …

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Beef and Pork Exports Moderate in April, Remain Above Year-ago Levels

Dan Cattle, Hogs & Pork, Industry News Release, Trade

U.S. red meat exports last month slowed moderately from the pace established in March, but were still significantly higher year-over-year, according to the U.S. Meat Export Federation. Beef exports reached 99,000 metric tons in April, up 13 percent from a year ago, valued at $550.4 million. For January through April, beef exports were up 14 percent in volume and 18 …

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Study: U.S. Meat Sales to Reach $100 Billion

Dan Dairy & Livestock, Industry News Release, Poultry

A new report projects that demand for meat and poultry will continue to drive sales in the U.S., helping total retail sales reach $100 billion by 2021. The report by market research firm Packaged Facts says meat and poultry products are consumer favorites, food industry mainstays and protein powerhouses, all factors that will keep the U.S. animal protein industry growing. …

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NCC Statement on US-China Preliminary Trade Agreement on Beef, Poultry

Dan Dairy & Livestock, Trade

“This announcement is a positive development and a testament to the administration’s work to break down some of the existing obstacles that have been preventing U.S. chicken from regaining access to the Chinese market,” said National Chicken Council President Mike Brown.  “With the announcement of U.S. beef access to China, we encourage the administration to continue their work to remove …

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Initial Results of the 100-Day Action Plan of the U.S. – China Comprehensive Economic Dialogue

Dan Dairy & Livestock, Industry News Release, Trade

President of the United States Donald Trump and President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping agreed at their Mar-a-Lago meeting to advance U.S. – China economic cooperation with a 100-day action plan under the framework of the U.S. – China Comprehensive Economic Dialogue. Under the leadership of the co-chairs, Secretary of the Treasury Steven T. Mnuchin, Secretary of …

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Agriculture Secretary Perdue on Trade Breakthrough with China

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue hailed the agreement between the United States and China on several key trade issues, most notably the return of American beef to the Chinese market after a hiatus that began in 2004. Secretary Perdue issued the following statement: “This is tremendous news for the American beef industry, the agriculture community, and the U.S. economy …

China to Resume U.S. Beef Imports

Dan Dairy & Livestock, Trade

The White House announced Thursday that it has reached an agreement with China that will restore U.S. beef access to that country. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President Craig Uden issued the following statement: “After being locked out of the world’s largest market for 13 years, we strongly welcome the announcement that an agreement has been made to restore U.S. beef exports …

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U.S. Petition Seeks Brazilian Beef Ban

Dan Dairy & Livestock, Industry News Release, Trade 11 Comments

An online petition is seeking a ban on beef imports to the U.S. from Brazil. Posted on the White House’s We the People Website, the petition cites Brazil’s tainted meat scandal in asking the administration to ban “unsafe imports” from Brazil until all beef in the U.S. is sold with a country-of-origin label. Food Safety News reports the petition was …

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U.S. Beef Industry to President Trump: Please Help Get U.S. Beef Back into China

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The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association sent a coalition letter to President Donald Trump, urging him to raise the restoration of U.S. beef access to China when he meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping in April. Leaders from the U.S. Meat Export Federation and the North American Meat Institute also signed the letter.