U.S. meat exports continued to grow year over year in the latest trade data for August with beef exports up 29.5 percent from last year, along with pork exports up 11.4 percent and broiler exports up 16.7 percent.
“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!
Big strides have been made since the Beef Quality Audit of 1991 pointed out changes needed to meet consumer demand. At the Feeding Quality Forum, a Certified Angus Beef executive talked about responding to those needs.