Dan Halstrom

July Another Great Month For U.S. Beef
July Another Great Month For U.S. Beef
American beef exports again topped the $1 billion mark in July and posted the fifth-largest volume ever.  Meat Export Federation President and CEO Dan Halstrom said that was made possible by growth in several key markets.  Japan, he noted, was up 8%, China reported a 30% jump, and strong showings in other markets such as the Philippines as well as the Caribbean and Central America are all encourag
USDA Announces Partnership to Ease Port Congestion
USDA Announces Partnership to Ease Port Congestion
On Monday, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced plans to increase capacity at California’s Port of Oakland and improve service for shippers of U.S. grown agricultural commodities. The Department of Agriculture is partnering with the Port of Oakland to set up a new 25-acre “pop-up” site to make it easier for agricultural companies to fill empty shipping containers with commodities. Fewer co
Halstrom: Ocean Shipping Reform Act Great News For Beef Exporters
Halstrom: Ocean Shipping Reform Act Great News For Beef Exporters
The U.S. Meat Export Federation is applauding the House of Representatives after passing the Ocean Shipping Reform Act, which looks to make it easier for American Ag products to find a ride to overseas destinations. While red meat exports are on a record pace this year, USMEF President and CEO Dan Halstrom said shipping delays and obstacles remain a major concern for exporters and their customers

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