Ag News: U.S. Dairy to SE Asia
Exports of U.S. dairy products to China have been hit hard by retaliatory tariffs, falling 43% since tariffs were imposed last summer, but as exports to China drop.
Ag News: RFS Lowers Gas Prices
The Renewable Fuel Standard has lowered gas prices by an average of 22 cents per gallon in recent years and saved the typical American household $250 annually.
Ag News: March Milk Production Down
March milk production falls despite more per cow milk output, while cheese exports are on the rise. Milk production in March fell by 0.4%.
Ag News: U.S. Pork to Panama
U.S. pork exports to Panama are off to such a red-hot start in 2019 that a safeguard measure has been triggered. Export volume already exceeding 130% of the tariff rate quota.
Ag News: African Swine Fever in China
Just how bad is African swine fever in China? Despite fewer reported outbreaks, experts say the ASF death toll in China is higher.
Ag News: Product Of USA Label
National Farmers Union is stating that letting meat from foreign countries can still carry a "Product of U.S.A." label, is misleading to consumers.
Ag News: USDA Milk Purchase
USDA Ag Marketing Service purchased$50 million of pasteurized fluid milk. The milk will be distributed through food assistance programs and food banks.
Ag News: Swine Fever in China
Here is a first, African Swine Fever in China was found and located in the northeast part of the country about 130 miles north of the Korean border.
Ag News: Beef Trade Losses
The U.S. Meat Export Federation is assessing the potential losses in U.S. beef. European Union, Japan and members of TTP are finding other places to buy Beef.
Ag News: USMEF Latina American Showcase
U.S. Meat Export held its Latin American Product Showcase that drew a record numbre of red meat buyers from the Caribbean, Central America and South America.
Memorial Day Parade is May 26 — Sign Up Now to Take Part
Yakima’s Memorial Day parade is Saturday (May 26), starting at 10 a.m. Show your support for our fallen men and women of the military and to those you have loved and lost.
Post-Holiday Exports Down and Budget Deal Optimism
Holiday blues, Export sales were delayed and a number of cancellations. Congressional leaders trying to reach a budget deal before the deadline next Friday.