House and Senate negotiators have reached a deal on a 2018 farm bill. That agreement now awaits scoring from the Congressional Budget Office to make sure it meets fiscal constraints for farm bill funding.
Creating export relationships for U.S. beef, pork and lamb are critically important. At the Salon International de l’Alimentation (SIAL) trade show, USMEF met with many country leaders to improve U.S. meat exports.
Conley Nelson, a pork producer from Algona, Iowa, was elected USMEF chairman at USMEF's Strategic Planning Conference. Cevin Jones of Eden, Idaho, who operates Intermountain Beef, a custom feedlot, is chair-elect.
USMEF opened its annual conference with a status report on the current state of U.S. beef, pork and lamb exports, followed by a discussion of trade policy issues shaping the outlook for exports in 2019 and beyond.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a rule change that would make it clear air emissions reporting for animal waste is not required for livestock operations under current regulations.