At the Latin American Product Showcase, more than 60 USMEF exporting member companies participated, displaying and promoting U.S. beef, pork and lamb products. The event attracted more than 190 buyers from 23 countries.
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.
However, has there been any progress on other trade deals? With the markets swinging up and down during Monday's trading session, what is happening?
AgDay and U.S. Farm Report reporter Betsy Jibben has the story.
Japan might increase the amount of agriculture trade conducted with the U.S. through potential trade deal that was announced by President Trump following a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Led by South Korea, Japan, Taiwan and Latin America markets, July beef exports climbed 12% in volume to 116,575 mt, valued at $722 million – up 16% from a year ago and just slightly below the May 2018 record.
“It seems to me that the folks who want to buy vegan burgers...they would appreciate it not being labeled as meat or a meat food product,” said Andy Gibson, Mississippi’s Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce.
Americans eat nearly 50 billion burgers a year—about 3 burgers a week for each person in the U.S. While May 28th is National Burger Day, we can’t help but add a slice of cheese to celebrate all over again!