Prices for many commodities have risen sharply to levels not seen in several years. But the president of the nation’s largest farm group, the American Farm Bureau Federation, isn’t ruling out seeking additional federal relief in 2021.
COVID-related shutdowns and slowdowns at meatpacking plants pushed beef exports for May below last year’s levels and pork exports to their lowest level since October, according to data collected by the United States Meat Export Federation (USMEF).
As the spread of COVID-19 in April slowed meat processing facilities and important Latin American trading partners lost purchasing power, U.S. beef exports fell below last year's totals and pork exports grew at a slower rate than in the first quarter.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2017 - When it comes to the European Union, the U.S. beef industry feels it just can’t win – despite a ruling by the World Trade Organization 19 years ago against EU restrictions on American beef.