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Beef exports totaled 105,241 metric tons (mt) in April, down 5% year-over-year.
April 2019 Beef Exports Lower; Demand Remains Strong in Korea, Taiwan

April exports of U.S. beef and pork were lower than a year ago while U.S. lamb exports continued their upward trend, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF).

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Settlement Talks Under Way Over Missouri Meat-Labeling Law

Settlement discussions are under way over a lawsuit challenging a Missouri measure making it a misdemeanor crime to promote plant-based food products as “meat.”

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Japanese Market Fully Opened for U.S. Beef; Tariffs Remain Concern

U.S. beef has full access into the Japanese market for the first time in 16 years, but it is still not at a level playing field compared to countries who remained in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement.

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Japanese Market Fully Opened for U.S. Beef; Tariffs Remain Concern

U.S. beef has full access into the Japanese market for the first time in 16 years, but it is still not at a level playing field compared to countries who remained in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement.

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Two Hurdles Leaped for U.S. Beef, More To Do, Says NCBA's Woodall

“Friday was a big day for us in the beef business,” said Colin Woodall, vice president of regulatory affairs for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, told AgriTalk host Chip Flory on Monday.

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This expanded access could increase U.S. beef and beef product exports to Japan by up to $200 million annually.
U.S. Beef Gains Full Access to Japan Market

Japan on Friday lifted longstanding restrictions on U.S. beef in an agreement announced by USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue. The move is expected to pave the way for expanded sales to the U.S.’s top beef export market.

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Secretary Perdue Barbecues to Sell Japanese on Buying More US Beef

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has picked up his barbeque tongs to convey his message to Japan: Buy more American beef.

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For the first quarter of 2019, U.S. beef exports were slightly below last year’s record pace, according to the U.S. Meat Export Federation.
First Quarter Beef Exports Below Last Year’s Pace

For the first quarter of 2019, U.S. beef exports were slightly below last year’s record pace, according to the U.S. Meat Export Federation.

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