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PEDv has little impact on international pork market access

While porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) is certainly having a substantial impact on U.S. pork production, it has so far resulted in very few obstacles for exports of U.S. pork. FULL STORY »

Meat Export Federation supports farm bill

The U.S. Meat Export Federation strongly supports the House version of the Agricultural Act of 2014, which fully funds two important export promotion programs. FULL STORY »

USMEF chairman supports TPA, wants to see action on farm bill

U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) Chairman Mark Jagels, a fourth-generation corn and soybean farmer and custom cattle feeder from Davenport, Neb., comments on last week’s introduction of the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities Act. FULL STORY »

U.S. pork faces growing competition in Honduras

Since the U.S.-Central America-Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR) was implemented in 2006, Honduras has blossomed into a top 10 destination for U.S. pork exports. FULL STORY »

Oct. pork export value is highest of 2013

Pork exports remain strong, even though they're slightly down from last year's records.Congress needs to recognize the benefits of market access and development in maintaining this advantage. FULL STORY »

USMEF: Pork industry gets look at Panamanian market

Cathy Vaughan of Laverne, Okla., is one of 20 pork producers who recently visited Panama as part of the Pork Leadership Institute (PLI) program designed to help develop future leaders for the U.S. pork industry. FULL STORY »

USMEF elects officers, approves resolution

Mark Jagels, a fourth-generation corn and soybean farmer and cattle feeder from Nebraska is the new chairman of the U.S. Meat Export Federation. FULL STORY »

Meet new USMEF Chairman Mark Jagels

The U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) concluded its annual Strategic Planning Conference in Fort Worth, Texas, last week with the election of officers for the coming year. FULL STORY »

USMEF: U.S. pork exports to Mexico slip

Through the first two months of this year, U.S. pork exports to Mexico slipped 13 percent in volume (98,237 metric tons) and 12 percent in value ($183.4 million) from the record pace of 2012. FULL STORY »

USMEF: U.S. 2012 pork exports to eclipse $6 billion

U.S. pork exports to Japan have rebounded nicely and could exceed $2 billion for the first time in a single year, according to the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). The performance of U.S. pork exports also has been very strong in Mexico, Central America and South America. FULL STORY »

Obama signs trade, human rights bill that angers Moscow

The trade bill with Russia, which also bars Russian human rights violators from entering the United States, further jeopardizes U.S. pork and beef exports to the country. Russia recently banned imports of U.S. pork and beef containing ractopamine, which the United Nation's food agency in July said "had no impact on human health" if residues stay within recommended levels. FULL STORY »

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