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NCBA Hails White House Focus on Protecting Food and Ag Sector
Today, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) hailed the signing of the National Security Memorandum to Strengthen the Security and Resilience of U.S. Food and Agriculture, which will allow the federal government to identify the threats facing our food supply and enhance national preparedness and response.
“Our agricultural sector faces a variety of threats that could inhibit cattle producers’ ability to bring beef from pasture to plate,” said NCBA CEO Colin Woodall. “NCBA appreciates the Biden administration’s focus on identifying threats and developing..."
Meat District Partners with Los Angeles Rams to Introduce The Champ Burger
Meat District, the creator of butcher-crafted premium fresh and frozen burgers, and the defending Champion Los Angeles Rams are proud to announce a multi-year partnership that kicks off with the introduction of "The Champ" Burger which is now available across Southern California.
The Champ Burger, made from the very best premium steak cuts of Chuck, Brisket and Short-Rib Angus Beef, will be easy to find in the meat aisles as it features Meat District's unique and attractive co-branded packaging with a striking neon...
Holiday Plans: Desire for Food Gifting, Bigger Gatherings & Robust Food Spending Despite Inflation
New Results from Omaha Steaks' Annual Harris Poll of 2,000 Americans Reveals Insights on Holiday Attitudes and Behaviors
Americans are craving experiences and togetherness this holiday season, while also planning to spend more on holiday feasts and gather in larger groups than recent years. These are a few of the findings from the third annual Harris Poll, commissioned by Omaha Steaks gauging Americans on a wide variety of holiday-related food, entertaining and gifting plans. While 7 in 10 Americans (71%) are looking forward to time around...
NCBA Denounces Google Feature That Misrepresents Beef’s Environmental Impact
Today, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) denounced Google’s decision to bias consumers against beef through their new sustainability search feature that provides inaccurate climate information on cattle production.
“Google is using its billions of dollars of resources to target cattle producers and ignore the science that demonstrates beef’s sustainability and value to the environment,” said NCBA President Don Schiefelbein, a Minnesota cattle producer. “Cattle producers have a demonstrated record of continuous improvement, which has led to the United States recording the lowest global greenhouse gas emissions from beef while contributing..."
Launch of Niman Ranch Grass Fed Beef Sets the Bar for Flavor
Niman Ranch, the legendary premium beef brand served in the country’s most celebrated restaurants, has launched a USDA-graded, domestic, culinary-driven 100% grass fed and finished beef program. Sourced exclusively from American ranches, the new beef program provides the exceptional marbling, tender texture and consistent, rich flavor Niman Ranch is known for—but with the added health and environmental benefits grass fed beef brings to the table.
“The vast majority of grass fed beef on the market is lean, lacks marbling and has an off or mineral..."
July Beef Exports Stay on $1 Billion/Month Pace; Pork Exports Remain Below Last Year
U.S. beef exports again topped $1 billion in July and posted the fifth-largest volume on record, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). Pork exports remained below last year’s pace but continued to gain strength in Colombia and the Caribbean and stayed above year-ago for Mexico, the leading destination for U.S. pork.
July beef exports totaled 126,567 metric tons (mt), up 3% year-over-year. Export value increased 7% to...
Producer Owned Beef Launches with State of Texas Funding
Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced today that the State of Texas, through the Texas Enterprise Fund, intends to support the creation of Producer Owned Beef's state-of-the-art beef processing facility in Amarillo –– the only such facility in the nation to be owned by cattle producers and operated by beef processing industry veterans. Abbott's office presented the award at a launch event in Amarillo today with the support of Texas Economic Development Fund representatives, Amarillo Mayor, Ginger Nelson and Amarillo Economic Development Corporation CEO, Kevin Carter.
The Governor's Enterprise...
First-Half Beef Exports on $1 Billion/Month Pace; Pork Exports Below Last Year
U.S. beef exports remained on a red-hot pace in June, topping $1 billion for the fifth time this year (after twice hitting $1 billion in 2021), according to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). Exports of U.S. pork remained below last year’s large totals in June, while lamb exports continued to trend higher.
June beef exports totaled 130,638 metric tons (mt), down slightly from the record volume posted in May but up 16%...
ANALYSIS: Shortloin Prices for July Highest on Record
The short loin entered the year at its highest seasonal level recorded since 1993 - around $600.00/cwt...
Another $1 Billion Month for Beef Exports; Pork Exports Remain Below Year-Ago
U.S. beef exports maintained a remarkable pace in April, topping $1 billion for the third time this year, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). April pork exports were well below the large totals posted a year ago, while lamb exports continued to trend higher.
Beef exports totaled 124,408 metric tons (mt) in April, up 3% from a year ago and the fifth largest on record, while export value soared 33% to $1.05 billion – second...
USMEF Spring Conference Spotlights U.S.-China Trade Relations, Innovative Promotions for US Red Meat
The U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) concluded its spring conference Friday in San Antonio. The three-day meeting examined a number of key issues for U.S. exporters while also updating members on promotional activities for U.S. pork, beef and lamb in a wide range of international markets.
Thursday’s general session focused on agricultural trade relations between the U.S. and China, including a deep dive into the market access gains achieved for U.S. beef and pork through the 2020 Phase One Trade and Economic Agreement...
USMEF Spring Conference Examines Strong Global Demand Tempered by Growing Economic Challenges
The U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) Spring Conference got underway Wednesday in San Antonio, attracting a diverse range of participants including pork, beef, lamb, corn and soybean producers, as well as packers, processors, exporters and traders from throughout the United States.
USMEF Chair Mark Swanson, who recently founded food safety consulting firm Tru Grit KGMS Enterprises LLC, welcomed attendees and urged them to take the opportunity to visit one-on-one with a strong contingent of USMEF’s international staff from Asia, Mexico...
North American Meat Institute: Meat and Poultry Industry is Resilient
The North American Meat Institute (Meat Institute) today released the following statement in response to a U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service report on Agricultural Competition and the first in a series of rules changes the Administration is proposing under the Packers and Stockyards Act:
“Despite what the White House says, the meat and poultry industry proved to be remarkably resilient during the pandemic,” said Julie Anna Potts, President and CEO of the Meat Institute. “Following the challenges of the spring of 2020, the industry acted immediately to reduce..."
Silver Fern Farms Celebrates Launch of Net Carbon Zero Beef in NY with New Zealand Prime Minister
Today, Silver Fern Farms, New Zealand's leading red meat producer and exporter, celebrated the launch of its USDA-approved Net Carbon Zero by Nature 100% Grass-Fed Angus Beef at a New York City event attended by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.
"It's great to see NZ exporters like Silver Fern Farms bringing their own initiatives to sustainability and our regenerative future," said New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern at the event. "It's a wonderful example of how Aotearoa New Zealand prides..."
Beef Export Value Sets Another Record; Pork Exports Improve but Remain Below Last Year’s Total
U.S. beef exports soared to another new value record in March, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). March pork exports were the largest so far this year but well below the record-large totals posted in March 2021. Lamb exports continued to gain momentum in March, reaching the third largest monthly volume on record and the highest value in nearly eight years.
Beef exports totaled 126,285 metric tons (mt) in March, up 1% from a...
Global Demand for U.S. Beef Continues to Soar; Pork Exports Below Last Year
U.S. beef exports posted another strong performance in February, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), led by excellent value growth in key Asian and Latin American markets. Pork exports trended lower year-over-year, as larger shipments to Mexico and Japan did not offset the continued decline in demand from China/Hong Kong. Lamb exports continued to gain momentum, reaching the highest monthly value since 2014.
“Rarely have we seen so many outside forces creating headwinds for..."
USMEF Statement on Adjustments to Japan’s Beef Safeguard
Today the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced changes to the safeguard on Japan’s imports of U.S. beef. More details are available in this joint press release.
U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) President and CEO Dan Halstrom issued this statement:
“USMEF greatly appreciates the efforts of USTR and USDA to adjust Japan’s safeguard on U.S. beef. The U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement was a tremendous breakthrough for the U.S. meat industry, including the significant reduction in Japan’s tariffs on U.S. beef, but the playing field has..."
North American Meat Institute to House Agriculture Committee: Asked and Answered
The North American Meat Institute (Meat Institute) today issued the following statement regarding House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott’s announcement of an upcoming hearing on the beef industry and food prices:
“The Meat Institute and its members have already made themselves available to Chairman Scott and all Members of Congress on several occasions to help improve the understanding of the beef markets,” said Julie Anna Potts, President and CEO of the Meat Institute. “This hearing will be no different. The questions have been asked and answered...”
Strong Momentum Continues for U.S. Beef Exports; Pork Exports Trend Lower
Coming off a record-breaking performance in 2021, U.S. beef exports remained red-hot in January, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). Pork exports continued to trend lower in January, despite another outstanding month for exports to leading market Mexico.
Beef exports totaled 119,066 metric tons (mt), up 13% from a year ago, while value soared 57% to $1.03 billion. This was the third-highest value total on record – trailing only August and November of last year – and export...
Frickenschmidt Foods LLC Recalls Ready-to-Eat Beef Stick Products Due to Misbranding
Frickenschmidt Foods LLC, a Lockwood, Mo. establishment, is recalling approximately 5,795 pounds of ready-to-eat beef stick products due to misbranding, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product contains and declares wheat as an ingredient but has an incorrect statement of “gluten free” on the label.
The ready-to-eat teriyaki beef stick items were packaged on Nov. 30, 2021, Dec. 1, 2021, and Jan. 28, 2021. The following products are subject to recall:
- 1.5 oz. individually sealed...
The Counter Spices Up the Burger Game with the New Serrano Burger
The Counter brings the heat with the new, spicy Serrano Burger and two beverages to cool things down. Guests can sip on a chilled glass of Ruffino Pinot Grigio or enjoy a refreshing bottle of Modelo Especial. All three offerings are available now through May 1.
Guests can now enjoy the fiery and cool combinations:
- Serrano Burger - All-natural angus beef with red onion, cheddar cheese, smoked gouda cheese, bacon, serrano pepper and onion mix. Served on a brioche bun garnished with a deep-fried serrano pepper...
Industry and International Leaders Optimistic for the Future of U.S. Cattle and Beef Industry
Today, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) welcomed Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, Under Secretary of Agriculture for Farm Production and Conservation Robert Bonnie, and British Ambassador Dame Karen Pierce to the 2022 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show.
“We appreciate the working relationship that our team has with both Secretary Vilsack and Under Secretary Bonnie. NCBA continues to build relationships with leaders at USDA to ensure that the U.S cattle industry is top of mind in policy decisions made in D.C., and the industry’s..."
Sahlen's® Grilled For You® Pork & Beef Smokehouse Hot Dogs Now Available for Foodservice Operators
Sahlen Packing Co., a family-owned and operated food production company founded in Buffalo, New York, in 1869, announces the launch of Sahlen's® Grilled For You® Pork & Beef Smokehouse Hot Dogs.
Sahlen leverages cutting-edge food manufacturing capabilities to provide foodservice operators, retailers, and consumers with a Smokehouse Hot Dog that comes pre-grilled with real char marks and authentic grill flavor — no grill required. The innovative product provides retailers and foodservice operators at restaurants, resorts, recreation, arenas, stadiums, carts, stands, and...
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