Japan might increase the amount of agriculture trade conducted with the U.S. through potential trade deal that was announced by President Trump following a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
According to a report from the United Nations, meat production is expected to fall for the first time in two decades because of pork production declines. Thee is still expected to be growth in chicken and beef.
At the Latin American Product Showcase, more than 60 USMEF exporting member companies participated, displaying and promoting U.S. beef, pork and lamb products. The event attracted more than 190 buyers from 23 countries.
The Caribbean is an important destination for U.S. beef, pork and lamb, but the hotel and restaurant sectors on some Caribbean islands are facing a long and difficult recovery after a very active hurricane season.
World food prices rose in February from the month before, as rising prices for staple grains and dairy products more than balanced out lower values for vegetable oils, the United Nations food agency said on Thursday.