The White House touted over the weekend and again on Monday that China will immediately start buying U.S. agricultural goods. Ag economist Wally Tyner warns with tariffs still in place, that may not be a reality soon.
With the strength of the U.S. dollar continuing to weigh fairly heavily on agricultural exports, the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) made this issue the focus of a panel discussion at last week's USMEF Board o
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.
Trade with China is also a topic on Capitol Hill. The Senate Ag Committee holding a hearing on the state of the livestock industry. It was a hearing from representatives throughout the livestock sector.
China's Ministry of Health recently issued new dietary guidelines calling for Chinese citizens to significantly reduce their meat consumption. Joel Haggard, U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) senior vice presiden