Meat exports off to a strong start


Underpinned by record pro­­duction, U.S. meat ex­­ports completed a tremendous first quarter with new March records for volume and value, according to data released by the USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). 

Strong demand from China/Hong Kong continued to drive U.S. pork exports to new heights, but March exports also increased significantly to Mexico, Japan and Canada. Export volume reached 291,459 metric tons, up 38% from a year ago and topping the previous record set in December 2019....

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