Government and meat industry officials from Denmark visits U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) headquarters in Denver and USDA staff in Washington, D.C., to gain a better understanding of U.S. red meat production.
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.
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.
Animal health officials in southwest Asia are increasing measures to prevent African swine fever from entering their countries, after China reported confirmation of ASF contaminating feed supplies earlier this week.
Leaders from the National Pork Board's International Marketing Committee, and staff of the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), just returned from a series of industry visits in Singapore, Vietnam, Hong Kong and Macau.