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
President Donald Trump orders USTR to consider imposing tariffs on an additional $100 billion in Chinese imports, raising concern the world’s two largest economies were hurtling toward a full-blown trade war.
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.
The White House announced after the markets closed Thursday that Trump had instructed the Office of the United States Trade Representative to consider whether $100 billion of additional tariffs would be appropriate.
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