National FFA Convention and Expo wrapped up over the weekend with more than 70,000 students and advisors attending this hallmark event. The organization set a record for membership this year, topping 700,000 members.
It is extremely important for rapid progress to be made in these negotiations if U.S. beef and pork are to remain competitive in the largest value destination for U.S. red meat, says Dan Halstrom, U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) president and CEO.
Meat packer JBS USA says it will remove ractopamine, a growth drug banned by Beijing, from its U.S. hog supply, to maximize export opportunities as African swine fever (ASF) wreaks havoc on China’s pork industry.
China is continuing to buy U.S. pork. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is reporting weekly export sales for pork at a marketing year high thanks to China. Click on the link to learn more.
Research scientist with the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, shares how the USDA Swine Influenza A Surveillance Program has been monitoring the emerging disease and how the program can benefit producers.