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November 23, 2020
FAS provides summaries of the latest USDA quarterly forecasts for U.S. trade in agricultural products and a link to the joint FAS/ERS publication Outlook for U.S. Agricultural Trade.
November 20, 2020
African Swine Fever, Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, and COVID-19 in mink outbreaks in Europe are edging closer to the Czech border.
November 6, 2020
Ukraine adopted several maximum residue levels (MRLs) for veterinary drugs, coccidiostats and histomonostats in food products of animal origin.
November 3, 2020
Portugal continues to expand its swine sector driven by increasing foreign demand, mainly from Asia.
October 21, 2020
African swine fever (ASF) presented significant challenges for Bulgaria’s livestock industry in 2019. ASF drove Bulgaria’s total 2019 swine inventory down by 25 percent and the number of swine...
October 9, 2020
This quarterly report includes data on U.S. and global trade, production, consumption and stocks, as well as analysis of developments affecting world trade...
October 5, 2020
The temporary closure of hotels and restaurants in response to COVID-19 lowered domestic demand for high-end meats and slashed prices for meat products such as suckling piglets, Iberico products...
September 29, 2020
While trade tensions and China’s retaliatory tariffs slashed U.S. agricultural exports to China in 2018 and 2019,
September 29, 2020
African Swine Fever (ASF) outbreaks have reoccurred in many parts of Vietnam, leading to the death and culling of 43,150 pigs from January to August 8, 2020.
September 25, 2020
On September 21, 2020, the Taiwan Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) issued new country of origin labeling regulations for 1) pork in packaged food; 2) pork served in restaurants; and...
September 22, 2020
Assuming a healthy calf-crop (improving reproductive rate) and steep rise in beginning cattle stock, India’s calendar year (CY) 2021 cattle (Bos taurus or Bos indicus) and water buffalo...
September 21, 2020
Post expects a larger drop in pork production of 20 percent in 2020 as African Swine Fever remains a major concern in Luzon and parts of Mindanao.
September 21, 2020
On June 16, 2020, Taiwan was officially recognized as free from foot and mouth disease (FMD) without vaccinations by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE).
September 18, 2020
Beef production in 2021 is projected to grow based on heavier slaughter weights. A weak ruble should underpin red meat exports to traditional and new markets, while dampening imports.
September 17, 2020
Coronavirus (COVID-19) put pressure on European Union (EU) slaughter rates and domestic beef consumption, and motivated farmers to hold on to their cattle.
September 15, 2020
The COVID-19 epidemic in Korea significantly impacted pork consumption patterns in 2020.
September 15, 2020
U.S. Meat Export Federation held a movie night at Mexico City drive-in theater on August 22, 2020. Mexico represents an important market for U.S. Meat.
September 15, 2020
On September 7, 2020, the Taiwan Council of Agriculture (COA) removed restrictions on the use of ractopamine as a feed additive for imported pork.
September 11, 2020
On September 4, 2020, Poland’s Chief Veterinary Officer (CVO) officially notified an African swine fever (ASF) outbreak on a 6,480-head hog farm in the Warmia and Mazury Province in northeastern...
September 11, 2020
On September 10, Germany’s Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture confirmed an African swine fever (ASF) case in a wild boar found in Eastern Germany near the German-Polish border.