Six Republican senators met with President Trump and Vice President Pence on Thursday last week to advocate for preserving the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), reports the National Pork Producers Council.
The U.S. red meat industry is optimistic about the opportunities ahead for U.S. pork and beef in Japan. Trump and Abe's announcement puts the U.S. on an even playing field with its competitors, Halstrom says.
The Canadian government is sending three cabinet ministers to the United States to stress the merits of NAFTA, officials said on Thursday, paving the way for key talks that could either sink or save the trade pact.
Over the last few years, cattle and hog inventories have continued to rise in addition to record meat and chicken production. Warren Preston, Deputy Chief Economist at USDA, shares his thoughts on what's ahead for 2020.
For the first time ever, the government has shut down the economy due to a pandemic. U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley said the government needs to put some thought into what that means and analyze how relief packages are used.