Moisture came to about two-thirds of the country last week, dropping heavy precipitation from the southern Great Plains northeastward into the northern Appalachians. But many areas remains in significant drought.
Last year U.S. beef exports shattered the previous value record and achieved a new high for volume, according to year-end 2018 statistics released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF).
U.S. beef exports continue to remain strong, according to USMEF. The Federation released its year-end numbers on 2019 export sales last week, and it says beef exports are down slightly from the record year of 2018.
U.S. President Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said they have agreed to intensify trade consultations between the two longtime allies, with an aim to expand investment and trade between their countries.