Barbara Stinson has been tapped to serve as the new president of the World Food Prize Foundation and the Grocery Manufacturers Association added Roberta Wagner and Spencer Pederson to its regulatory and federal affairs team.
The last two weeks have brought together industry leaders from around the globe to network and discuss topics relating to international trade, first at the World Meat Congress in Dallas, Texas and then again at the 30th annual World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa.
U.S. complaints that Europe wasn’t living up to a promise to import American beef were ignored for years, but that’s changed in the months since the Trump administration began considering retaliatory duties on European imports. Now the two sides are talking and it looks like a deal could be in the works.
Some 66 commodity groups and trade organizations will be dividing nearly $174 million to promote their products overseas under Market Access Program (MAP) allocations announced by USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service for the 2018 fiscal year.