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U.S. and Canadian hog inventory down 4 percent

United States and Canadian inventory of all hogs and pigs for June 2014 was 75.1 million head. This was down 4 percent from June 2013, and down 5 percent from June 2012. FULL STORY »

Strong foreign demand for U.S. pork in June

Despite very strong June wholesale pork prices, U.S. pork exports in June were more than 4 percent higher than a year ago. FULL STORY »

Tyson Foods looks for other pork export markets after China ban

Tyson Foods Inc plans to find other export markets for its pork products after a recent delivery to China triggered an export ban of half its U.S. hog slaughterhouses, the company told Reuters. FULL STORY »

USMEF chairman hosts restaurant team from Europe

Last week, Nebraska agricultural leaders hosted a team of chefs and other food service professionals from the Goodman Group, one of Europe’s leading operators of high-end restaurants. FULL STORY »

Doane Market Watch: USDA updates pork export numbers

The USDA updated monthly pork export numbers in early August. Those June totals were similar to May since they showed the traditional ‘big four’ U.S. customers continued buying aggressively, whereas Chinese buying kept dipping from their late-winter peak. FULL STORY »

NPPC calls on Japan to nix ‘gate price’ on pork

In a letter sent to top Obama administration trade officials, the National Pork Producers Council detailed the reasons U.S. negotiators on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) should insist that Japan eliminate its so-called Gate Price on U.S. pork. FULL STORY »

USMEF Audio Report: Hosting Congressional delegation from Mexico

This week the U.S. Meat Export Federation is hosting a Congressional delegation from Mexico for a firsthand look at U.S. meat production. Also included in the delegation is the coordinator of livestock development for Mexico’s Department of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food. FULL STORY »

U.S. pork, beef exports on record pace through June

U.S. pork and beef exports remained strong in June, pushing export value for both products to a record first-half pace according to statistics released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). FULL STORY »

Russia bans Western food imports in Ukraine sanctions retaliation

Moscow imposed a total ban on imports of many Western foods on Thursday in retaliation against sanctions over Ukraine, a stronger than expected measure that isolates Russian consumers from world trade to a degree unseen since Soviet days. FULL STORY »

China lifts restrictions on live U.S. pig imports

China on Friday ended a four-month ban on imports of live U.S. pigs after the U.S. Department of Agriculture established protocols to test animals for deadly swine diseases, the USDA said. FULL STORY »

Lightning kills 171 pigs in China

A ball of lightning killed 171 pigs and injured 100 more at a hog farm in south-central China. FULL STORY »

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