Tue, 01 Nov 2022 13:01:00 CDT
Farm Director, KC Sheperd, visited with the president and CEO of the U.S. Meat Export Federation, Dan Halstrom, about exports the upcoming USMEF Strategic Planning Conference which will be held in Oklahoma City on November 9-11 at the Omni Hotel.
Wednesday’s session, Halstrom said, will begin with Randy Blach, CEO of CattleFax giving an ag economics update on his take, both globally and domestically. Halstrom said Wednesday will also feature the head of FAS (Foreign Agricultural Service) global programs, Mark Slupek.
“We will have global programs, folks speaking from USDA, which his always a hit,” Halstrom said. “I will be speaking on the first day as well, kind of giving an overview of what we are seeing globally.”
One of the biggest things for networking purposes, Halstrom said, is the welcome reception on Wednesday night. The welcome reception, he added, is an excellent opportunity to interact with all nine sectors of USMEF membership.
The second day will start with a general session focusing on Japan, Halstrom said, and the rest of the day will consist of four committee meetings.
“We have an exporter committee meeting which really focusses on the packers and traders that are doing the actual exporting, we have a feed grades caucus which really focusses in on corn and soybean trends, and then in the afternoon, we have our pork and beef committees which are really the two working committees,” Halstrom said.
Halstrom said Friday’s closing session will feature agricultural trade policy consultant with AgTrade Strategies LLC, Sharon Bomer Lauritsen, offering analysis of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework and other Biden administration trade initiatives, and share insights on their potential impact on red meat trade.
“It is an opportunity to hear about the issues and, more importantly, strategies to overcome some of these issues,” Halstrom said.
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