The Thanksgiving Dollars Don’t Stretch As Far As They Used To

IARN — Happy Thanksgiving! As we sit down to eat this annual feast, things will look a little different in many homes across the country. We have faced down some tremendous health challenges to the entire globe, and many of us are not getting together or getting together virtually. However, it looks for you and your family, remember that we still have much to be thankful for. Read more

USDA forecast for exports rises $11.5 billion

IARN — The USDA says U.S. agricultural exports in the Fiscal Year 2021 are projected at $152 billion. That is up 11.5 billion from the August forecast and is driven higher by rising soybean and corn export values. Read more

US chilled, ground seasoned pork exports thriving in Japan

IARN — Japan continues to be the leading value market for US pork.

At this month’s US Meat Export Federation Strategic Planning Conference, USMEF vice president of marketing Jesse Austin updated pork producers and exporters on two product categories that are critical to US pork’s success in Japan – chilled pork and ground seasoned pork. Read more

U.K. and Canada close to a new trade agreement

IARN — The United Kingdom and Canada are close to signing a new trade agreement. A new trade agreement would replace the existing deal that Britain already has through its European Union membership, which comes to an end on December 31. The agreement would be a boost for officials’ efforts to plot a new course for Britain as a standalone trading nation outside of the EU bloc. People familiar with the matter anonymously said that they expect an announcement within days. Read more