Weekly USMEF Audio Report: USMEF Chair Conley Nelson Reflects on Eventful Tenure     

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DENVER, CO -October 22, 2019 – U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) Chair Conley Nelson will conclude his one-year term at the federation’s helm at the upcoming USMEF Strategic Planning Conference, set for Nov. 6-8 in Tucson, Arizona.

Nelson, a pork producer from Algona, Iowa, and general manager of Smithfield’s hog production division in the company’s Midwest region, notes that despite trade barriers and other challenges, U.S. red meat exports achieved successes over the past year. He also sees a bright future for U.S. pork, beef and lamb exports and discusses opportunities for further growth.

Conley Nelson on his tenure as USMEF Chair 10-21-2019

The U.S. Meat Export Federation (www.USMEF.org) 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, Communications

U.S. Meat Export Federation

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