At a White House ceremony with President Trump, USMEF President and CEO Dan Halstrom thanks the Trump administration for securing improved access for U.S. beef in the European Union. Also pictured are U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer (far left) and Sen. John Hoeven (R-North Dakota).
Weekly USMEF Audio Report: Agreement to Improve Access for U.S. Beef in European Union Signed at White House    
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DENVER, CO – August 5, 2019 – On Aug. 2 at the White House, an agreement was signed granting the United States a country-specific share of the European Union’s duty-free high-quality beef quota. More details are in this news release from the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR).

U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) President and CEO Dan Halstrom participated in the White House ceremony and his remarks are included in the attached audio report. Following the ceremony, Halstrom discussed the importance of the new agreement to the U.S. beef industry and to European customers who import U.S. beef. He also praised USTR for its diligent efforts to complete the agreement, which still requires European Parliament consent before it can be implemented. This step is expected to begin in September.

The full White House ceremony can be viewed on online.

Halstrom on EU Beef Agreement Signing 8-5-19

The U.S. Meat Export Federation ( is the trade association responsible for developing international markets for the U.S. red meat industry. It is funded by USDA; the beef, pork, lamb, corn and soybean checkoff programs, as well as its members representing nine industry sectors: beef/veal producing & feeding, pork producing & feeding, lamb producing & feeding, packing & processing, purveying & trading, oilseeds producing, feedgrains producing, farm organizations and supply & service organizations.   

Submitted to the BARN by:

Ralph Loos

Director of Communications

U.S. Meat Export Federation

Direct: 303-226-7312

Mobile: 303-717-6296

By Tucker Allmer - The BARN

Tucker Allmer & the BARN are members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), the Colorado FFA Foundation, the Colorado 4H Foundation, the Colorado Farm Show Marketing Committee, 1867 Club Board Member, Denver Ag & Livestock Club Member, the Weld County Fair Board, the Briggsdale FFA Advisory Council, Briggsdale 4H Club Beef Leader & Founder / Coordinator of the Briggsdale Classic Open Jackpot Show.

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