U.S. agriculture thrives on corn and soy - A boost for red meat exports

USAgNet - 03/05/2024

At the Commodity Classic event in Houston, leaders from the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), including Chair Randy Spronk, a seasoned pork and grain producer, extended their gratitude to corn and soybean farmers. Their unwavering support is vital for the beef, pork, and lamb export sectors, marking a significant contribution to global sustainability efforts and financial growth.

In 2023, U.S. red meat exports saw the consumption of nearly 513 million bushels of corn and 97 million bushels of soybeans, translating to values over $3 billion and $1.4 billion, respectively. These figures highlight the indispensable role of U.S.-produced corn and soy in the agricultural export landscape, underpinning the success of red meat exports.

Through the Soybean and Corn Checkoffs, these sectors also contribute financially to USMEF's global marketing strategies. These initiatives are designed to promote grain and oilseed consumption via livestock feed, further integrating agricultural products into global markets.

This synergy between corn, soybean producers, and the red meat export industry not only bolsters the U.S. economy but also shares a compelling sustainability narrative with consumers worldwide. The collaboration underscores the importance of sustainable practices in agriculture, ensuring a stable, profitable future for U.S. producers and exporters alike.

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