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  • U.S. Senators Support Forage Exports

    (For immediate release)Senators Push For Resolution to Alfalfa Export ChallengesWASHINGTON (January 20, 2016) – Today the U.S. Forage Export Council (USFEC) praised the release of a letter from Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Patty Murray (D-WA), and Maria … Continue reading…

    Congress Stands Up for Alfalfa Exporters, Time for USTR to Do the Same

    WASHINGTON (Sept. 25): Today the U.S. Forage Export Council (USFEC) praised the release of a letter signed by 17 Members of Congress to the U.S. Trade Representative urging him to make ensuring a stable and growing market in China for … Continue reading…

    Transportation

    Agricultural exporters require transportation that is accessible, reliable and reasonably priced, and recent developments at West Coast ports threaten the livelihoods of America’s agricultural communities. USFEC has been working with the Agriculture Transportation Coalition (AgTC) to make policy-makers aware of … Continue reading…

    Award to Greg Braun

    At a recent meeting in Las Vegas, USFEC presented an award to its first president, Greg Braun of Border Valley Trading, in appreciation of his leadership and service to the export industry.

    USFEC Meetings

    USFEC members meet twice annually to discuss industry trends and work on projects to develop overseas markets. Recent meetings have been held in Las Vegas, Washington D.C., Napa and Tempe, Arizona.

    USDA Report of Forage Exports

    The USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service has released a report detailing the extraordinary growth of the US forage export industry. Prepared by the Office of Global Analysis, the 2-page report summarizes market expansion in traditional markets like Japan and Korea, along … Continue reading…

    Japan’s Wagyu Olympics

    The US Forage Export Council exhibited at Japan’s 10th National Competitive Exhibition of Wagyu, held October 25-29, 2013, near Nagasaki. Held only once every five years, the Exhibition is also known as the “Wagyu Olympics” (和牛のオリンピック), and is Japan’s largest beef industry livestock show, drawing over 250,000 visitors.  Continue reading…