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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 »

USMEF supports efforts to lift Russian trade restrictions

While U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) does not comment on ongoing government-to-government discussions, the group supports calls by U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk and USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack for Russia to suspend these new measures and restore market access for U.S. beef and pork products. FULL STORY »

NPB increases promotional funds for 2013

As pork producers struggle with record-high feed prices caused by the worst U.S. drought since the 1950s, the National Pork Board (NPB) has approved domestic and international marketing budgets for Fiscal Year 2013, to help drive pork demand at a critical time. FULL STORY »

USMEF looks for steady exports in 2013

While global economic uncertainty can change predictions at any moment, the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) looks for 2013 to be fairly steady in terms of pork and beef exports. The export trade group wrapped up its strategic planning meeting in Indianapolis. FULL STORY »

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