Tariffs and Trade Disputes Hurting U.S. Meat Exports

 

Dan Halstrom, President and CEO of the U.S. Meat Export Federation, gave us an update on the status of U.S. beef and pork exports.  Beef exports had a solid first quarter, but pork exports haven’t fared as well due mostly to a 20 percent retaliatory duty on most pork entering Mexico.  Halstrom talked about the importance of a new bilateral trade deal with Japan, as well as the worldwide concern over African Swine Fever.