Recent Stories by USMEF
Jun 30, 2020 by USMEF
U.S. meat production faced challenges in April and May as packing plants implemented worker safety measures for COVID-19, causing concern about available supplies. But production has rebounded in recent weeks.
May 12, 2020 by USMEF
German Navarrete, a USMEF corporate chef based in Mexico, recently developed a U.S. meat cutting demonstration utilizing virtual reality technology that uses 360-degree video images representing various meat cuts.
May 07, 2020 by USMEF
Underpinned by record production, U.S. pork exports completed a tremendous first quarter with new March records for volume and value. Beef exports also trended higher year-over-year in March.
May 06, 2020 by USMEF
USMEF submitted comments identifying barriers that inhibit U.S. red meat exports to Kenya, which are explained in more detail by Cheyenne McEndaffer, USMEF director of export services, in the audio clip below.
Apr 28, 2020 by USMEF
While the COVD-19 pandemic hasn't slowed international consumers' enthusiasm for U.S. pork and beef, it has altered their buying behavior and changed the way the U.S. meat industry communicates with consumers.
Apr 07, 2020 by USMEF
U.S. companies that export red meat to Canada now face simpler and clearer requirements, thanks to a joint initiative by the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
Apr 03, 2020 by USMEF
U.S. pork exports posted the third largest month on record in February while U.S. beef exports also recorded double-digit gains from a year ago, according to data released by USDA and compiled by USMEF.
Apr 01, 2020 by USMEF
The COVID-19 outbreak created challenges for the food industry in Asia, with in-restaurant dining suspended in some countries for several weeks. But, demand for pork and beef has proven resilient at the retail level.
Mar 24, 2020 by USMEF
The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service has updated its Export Library for China to reflect expanded access for U.S. beef and pork. These changes were negotiated in the U.S.-China "Phase One" trade agreement.
Mar 17, 2020 by USMEF
USMEF President and CEO Dan Halstrom explains that when implemented, USMCA will solidify trade relations in North America and preserve duty-free access to Canada and Mexico for U.S. pork, beef and lamb.
Aug 20, 2019 by USMEF
U.S. beef export growth to the Philippines is being driven in part by the proliferation of Korean-style barbecue restaurants. Meanwhile pork exports are down, but are expected to pick up, says Joel Haggard, USMEF.
Jul 17, 2019 by USMEF
The Latin American Product Showcase saw a mix of current and new customers from emerging markets where the U.S. has been working to grow demand for U.S. red meat, says USMEF president and CEO Dan Halstrom.
Jul 08, 2019 by USMEF
Pork exports in May were steady with last year’s pace, while value increased 1% to $567.8 million – the highest monthly value total since April 2018.