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February 12, 2021
Infographic detailing some of the FAS 2018 accomplishments in the areas of trade policy, market development, and trade capacity building.
January 12, 2021
This quarterly report includes data on U.S. and global trade, production, consumption and stocks, as well as analysis of developments affecting world trade...
January 12, 2021
The first full year of the newly negotiated U.S. specific High Quality Beef (HQB) quota with the European Union ended with U.S. beef exports reaching 12,806 MT.
October 21, 2020
On October 14, the European Commission presented its EU Methane Strategy, in which the main objective is to reduce methane emissions by 35 to 37 percent by 2030 compared to 1990 levels.
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.
July 22, 2020
The 2019 U.S. Agricultural Export Yearbook provides a statistical summary of U.S. agricultural commodity exports to the world and the United States’ primary trading partners.
July 15, 2020
In view of the animal welfare discussion in the OIE, the European Commission (EC) mandated the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) to review the latest scientific insights on animal welfare...
March 5, 2020
In 2019, the EU swine sector took full advantage of the surge in demand from China as nearly two-thirds of China’s imports were sourced from the EU.
December 27, 2019
The United States and the EU recently concluded a renegotiation of the 2009 Memorandum of Understanding for the High Quality Beef quota...
November 18, 2019
The shortage of rainfall since the summer of 2018 has been affecting the supply of fodder and consequently has led to a decline of the EU dairy and beef cow herd.
September 11, 2019
The shortage of rainfall since the summer of 2018 has been affecting the supply of fodder and consequently has led to a decline of the EU dairy and beef cow herd.
July 22, 2019
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and Eurobarometer conducted a study on consumer perceptions of food safety throughout the European Union (EU).
March 12, 2019
On January 31, 2019, Japan’s Ministry of Finance revised the beef and pork safeguard trigger volumes to reflect the entry into force of a free trade agreement between Japan and the European Union....
February 26, 2019
The cattle and swine sector suffered from a dry summer especially in the Northern part of the EU.
February 13, 2019
On January 8, 2019, just over 6,220 MT of beef was waiting allocation to the third quarter of the 2018/19 High Quality Beef (HQB) quota.
November 12, 2018
The High Quality Beef (HQB) quota maintains a record import pace for the second quarter with over 99 percent of the quota volume, 11,250 metric tons (MT), filled as of October 23, 2018.
September 11, 2018
The dry summer months and limited feed supplies are anticipated to accelerate the slaughter of cattle and hogs this year.
August 10, 2018
The prolonged and ongoing drought in Northern Europe and the Baltics is significantly affecting arable crop and animal feed production in the EU.
July 26, 2018
On July 2, 2018, 4,718 MT of beef was imported into the fresh 2018/19 High Quality Beef (HQB) quota.
June 5, 2018
On July 1, 2018 the new EU High Quality Beef Quota year will start.

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