Ag Trade: China – Opportunities for Pork, Beef; Cotton Hurt by Tariffs

🕔Jul 24, 2019Despite Chinese tariffs on U.S. pork, dynamics associated with the African Swine Fever (ASF) outbreak have created market opportunities for pork exports to China.  In addition, Chinese beef imports surged […]

Texas Ag Trade: Uncertainty, Low Commodity Prices Weigh on Outlook

🕔Mar 21, 2019It’s not as dire as the farm crisis seen in the 1980s, but ongoing trade uncertainty coupled with low commodity prices and rising interest rates has created challenging times for […]

Beef Export Tariffs Not Equal: Japan – U.S. is 38%; Australia is 29.3% – DTN

🕔May 17, 2018Asked how U.S.-China talks on trade tariffs affect U.S. beef exports to China, U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) international program assistant Vice-President Greg Hanes used the “chicken-and-egg thing” metaphor. Chinese […]

Mississippi Livestock: Chinese Beef Market Access Will Help Cattle Producers

🕔Sep 8, 2017The first shipment of U.S. beef to China in more than 13 years reached its destination in June, and Mississippi cattle producers are beginning to see modest rewards of new […]

Livestock: U.S. is Big Winner in Korea’s Demand for More Beef

🕔Jul 14, 2017South Korea’s beef imports totaled 170,176 tons in the first five months of this year, an 8% rise compared to the same period last year. Consumers in South Korea seek […]

U.S. Beef Exports to China: Don’t Expect Quick Market Improvement

🕔Jun 29, 2017China agreeing to open its domestic market to U.S. beef has been in the news, but producers need to remember it is only the first step in an ongoing and […]

U.S. Beef: 1st Shipment to China in 14 Years DTN

🕔Jun 16, 2017It did not take long for the first boxes of U.S. beef to get shipped to mainland China. With a little fanfare from Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts, the packing plant […]

U.S.- China: “Let’s Make A Deal” – U.S. Beef, China Cooked Poultry; U.S. Natural Gas – DTN

🕔May 15, 2017U.S. agriculture got some significant trade wins with China under a 100-day trade action plan that was rolled out late Thursday night in an announcement by the U.S. Commerce Department. […]

Farm Policy: USDA Reorganization Highlights Trade; China Trade Deal Includes Beef

🕔May 15, 2017Proposed USDA Reorganization – Trade Donnelle Eller reported on the front page of Friday’s Des Moines Register that, “Opening markets for U.S. corn, soybeans and other farm goods would get more […]

First U.S. Beef Delivered to Brazil in 14 Years

🕔May 4, 2017Secretary Sonny Perdue announced today that the first shipment of fresh U.S. beef has arrived in Brazil following a 13-year hiatus.  The entrance of American beef into the Brazilian market […]

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