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Halstrom: Beef Production Drop Offers New Opportunities
Halstrom: Beef Production Drop Offers New Opportunities
U.S. beef production is expected to decrease in 2023, which will impact export volumes.  Despite that, Dan Halstrom U.S. Meat Export Federation President and CEO, said he sees new possibilities for the industry.   “This is an opportunity in 2023, knowing that we will be down on beef production in total, to diversify our portfolio on a product side and provide more options to our customers around t
McKalip Is Confident He Can Expand Overseas Market Access
McKalip Is Confident He Can Expand Overseas Market Access
Doug McKalip, was confirmed as President Biden’s Chief Ag Trade Negotiator with the U.S. Trade Representative’s office just before Christmas.  He now faces a huge challenge to expand overseas market access.  It’s not a new issue for McKalip, who has roughly 30 years’ experience at USDA, including as an advisor to Secretary Vilsack.   “Recently at USDA, I helped spearh...
Gastelum Says Focus Will Be Labor Advocacy and Relationships
Gastelum Says Focus Will Be Labor Advocacy and Relationships
WAFLA’s new CEO says he’s looking forward to representing farm workers and an industry that has been a big part of his entire life.  Enrique Gastelum took over leadership of the organization this spring, and says one of his biggest priorities is showing those in the farming community, and those outside the industry, the important role H-2A plays.  Gastelum says the v...
U.S. Grain Exports Hit Near-Record Total in 2021-2022
U.S. Grain Exports Hit Near-Record Total in 2021-2022
U.S. grains in all forms, better known as GIAF, exports for the 2021-2022 marketing year topped 122 million metric tons, the second-highest total on record, just behind 2020-2021's 129 million metric tons.  The U.S. Grains Council analyzed USDA data to find near-record exports of ethanol helped offset losses from corn, barley, and barley products.  Mexico ...

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