Creating export relationships for U.S. beef, pork and lamb are critically important. At the Salon International de l’Alimentation (SIAL) trade show, USMEF met with many country leaders to improve U.S. meat exports.
Conley Nelson, a pork producer from Algona, Iowa, was elected USMEF chairman at USMEF's Strategic Planning Conference. Cevin Jones of Eden, Idaho, who operates Intermountain Beef, a custom feedlot, is chair-elect.
USMEF opened its annual conference with a status report on the current state of U.S. beef, pork and lamb exports, followed by a discussion of trade policy issues shaping the outlook for exports in 2019 and beyond.