Articles By USMEF

Jun 30, 2020

USMEF Audio: U.S. Red Meat Production Rebound Great News for Customers

U.S. meat production faced challenges in April and May as packing plants implemented worker safety measures for COVID-19, causing concern about available supplies. But production has rebounded in recent weeks.

May 12, 2020

USMEF Audio: Virtual Reality Helps Educate Customers About U.S. Meat

German Navarrete, a USMEF corporate chef based in Mexico, recently developed a U.S. meat cutting demonstration utilizing virtual reality technology that uses 360-degree video images representing various meat cuts.

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May 07, 2020

U.S. Pork Exports Reach New Heights; Beef Exports on Record Pace

Underpinned by record production, U.S. pork exports completed a tremendous first quarter with new March records for volume and value. Beef exports also trended higher year-over-year in March.

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May 06, 2020

USMEF Audio: Identifying Barriers to be Addressed in a U.S.-Kenya FTA

USMEF submitted comments identifying barriers that inhibit U.S. red meat exports to Kenya, which are explained in more detail by Cheyenne McEndaffer, USMEF director of export services, in the audio clip below.

Apr 28, 2020

USMEF Audio: New Ways to Communicate with International Consumers

While the COVD-19 pandemic hasn't slowed international consumers' enthusiasm for U.S. pork and beef, it has altered their buying behavior and changed the way the U.S. meat industry communicates with consumers.

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Apr 07, 2020

USMEF Audio: Regulations Governing Meat Exports to Canada Simplified

U.S. companies that export red meat to Canada now face simpler and clearer requirements, thanks to a joint initiative by the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

Apr 03, 2020

Despite Challenges, U.S. Meat Exports on Record Pace through February

U.S. pork exports posted the third largest month on record in February while U.S. beef exports also recorded double-digit gains from a year ago, according to data released by USDA and compiled by USMEF.

Apr 01, 2020

USMEF Audio: For U.S. Meat, Positive Signs Emerging in Asian Markets

The COVID-19 outbreak created challenges for the food industry in Asia, with in-restaurant dining suspended in some countries for several weeks. But, demand for pork and beef has proven resilient at the retail level.

Mar 24, 2020

USMEF Applauds Expanded Access for U.S. Pork and Beef in China

The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service has updated its Export Library for China to reflect expanded access for U.S. beef and pork. These changes were negotiated in the U.S.-China "Phase One" trade agreement.