Rapidly-growing Latin American countries hold tremendous potential for U.S. meats. A product showcase in Columbia last month allowed 56 exporting companies to visit with more than 140 meat buyers from 18 countries.
Despite guidance from international health organizations stating imported food shipments are an unlikely source of COVID-19 transmission, the Chinese government implemented sample testing procedures at ports of entry.
With the price of a high-quality beef dinner topping $100, options for many beef-loving Taiwanese diners have narrowed, and restaurant operators are struggling to find menu options for the full economic spectrum of their customers.
Many in the cattle industry attended Cattle Industry Summer Business Meeting in Denver, with NCBA adopting policy positions on issues like international trade, tax reform and modernizing the Endangered Species Act.