News

February 02, 2020
China travel alert

A travel advisory has been issued not to travel to China because of a novel coronavirus. Chinese authorities have suspended air, road, and rail travel in the area around Wuhan and placed restrictions on travel and other activities throughout the country. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a warning for all of China.

December 31, 2019
USDA to expand agriculture export opportunities on 7 trade missions in 2020

USDA will be sponsoring 7 agribusiness trade missions in 2020 to grow and diversify export opportunities around the world for America’s farmers and ranchers. Scheduled 2020 trade missions include North Africa (March), Philippines (April), Spain/Portugal (June), United Kingdom (September), Australia/New Zealand (October), Peru (November), and United Arab Emirates (November). USLGE members can view trade mission dates, deadlines, and descriptions through the calendar in the member portal.

October 31, 2019
APHIS launches new notification system to alert stakeholders when country-specific requirements for the export of live animals and animal products change

Stakeholders can sign up to receive automatic notifications through the APHIS Stakeholder Registry. These notifications will alert subscribers that an update has been made to the export requirements for either live animals or animal products. The message will include a link that will take subscribers to the APHIS website to learn more about the specific change and the country it applies to.

October 14, 2019
USDA’s McKinney leads mission to tap trade opportunities in Vietnam

USLGE  is 1 of 45 organizations that are participating in a USDA Foreign Agricultural Service trade mission to Vietnam and is being represented by USLGE consultant Dr. Joseph Dalton (Professor, Extension Dairy Specialist, University of Idaho).

June 23, 2019
U.S. delegation visits University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Ravi Campus, Pattoki, Pakistan

The delegation included Martin Sieber (President/CEO, USLGE) and Asmat Raza (Senior Agricultural Specialist, U.S. Embassy) and was led by Casey Bean (Agricultural Counselor, U.S. Embassy, Islamabad).

June 05, 2019
Under Secretary McKinney to lead U.S. exporters on trade mission to Colombia

USLGE  is 1 of 54 organizations that are participating in a USDA Foreign Agricultural Service trade mission to Colombia and will be represented by USLGE consultant Scott Jensen (Extension Educator, University of Idaho) and USLGE board member Billy Smith (Executive Director, American Paint Horse Association).

May 23, 2019
USDA announces support for farmers impacted by unjustified retaliation and trade disruption
April 30, 2019
Expanded Brazilian market access for U.S. bovine embryos
April 25, 2019
DeGrofft elected chair of USLGE board of directors
April 10, 2019
NPPC cancels 2019 World Pork Expo as precaution