Economist discusses year-end 2015 export results: Podcast

Major beef-supplying countries felt pressure of slumping global demand.

It was a challenging year for U.S. meat exports, as both pork and beef came in below 2014 levels. However, U.S. Meat Export Federation economist Erin Borror said that pork exports gained momentum in the second half of 2015, led by an outstanding performance in Mexico. Demand was also strong in South Korea for much of the year, as Korea’s pork industry continued to recover from porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) and recent outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD). Several U.S. pork pl

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