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  • Jun 20, 2012

    Trans-Pacific Partnership Invitations Extended To Canada And Mexico

    This week, President Obama announced that the U.S. and the other countries negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) have extended invitations to Canada and Mexicoto join the TPP trade negotiations. In addition to the U.S., the current TPP countries are Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Chile, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam....More
  • May 4, 2012

    Opportunists Jump To Leverage BSE Case

    While the market effects of the latest case of BSE in the U.S. appear to be minimal thus far, there’s no shortage of traditional beef industry foes looking to take advantage of the situation to promote their own agendas....More
  • May 1, 2012

    Global Response To BSE Case Encouraging, But Maintaining Exports Still A Challenge

    Nearly one week after USDA’s announcement of a new BSE case in California, a partial import ban by Indonesia remains the only official change in market access for U.S. beef. (The Indonesian market remains open to imports of boneless beef cuts from the United States, but has closed to beef variety meat, bone-in muscle cuts and other beef products.) Thailand has not officially informed the U.S. government of a ban on U.S. beef imports, but has publicly announced that trade may be suspended....More
  • Mar 9, 2012

    Gas Prices, Election Are Keys In Beef Demand 3

    Industry economists seem to be unanimous in their thinking that times and prices in the beef business will be extremely good – unless some outside force comes along to mess it up. Let’s talk about some potential issues....More
  • Mar 1, 2012

    North Korea Needs Some Good U.S. Steak

    One of the major headlines this week was that the impoverished socialist state of North Korea had agreed to limit nuclear tests in exchange for food aid from the U.S. North Korea also agreed to allow international inspectors to monitor its major nuclear reactor and will halt its long-range missile tests....More
  • Feb 28, 2012

    Survey Shows Most Consumers Don’t Care About COOL 1

    Mandatory country of origin labeling (COOL) of meat and other foods is one of those issues that goes on and on and on. I wrote my first story about proposals to introduce COOL in 1994. The measure was finally implemented in 2009, but the battle over COOL continues three years later....More
  • Feb 13, 2012

    Beef Exports Shatter Records

    Beef exports finished the year at 1.287 million metric tons (mt) valued at $5.42 billion. This broke the 2003 volume record of 1.274 million mt and easily surpassed the 2010 value record of $4.08 billion. Export volume was 21% larger than in 2010, with value up 33%....More

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