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Mark Barrett Elected as New Chairman

Mark Barrett, vice president of Minnesota-based Lamex Foods Inc., has been elected chairman of the board of the USA Poultry & Egg Export Council (USAPEEC) for 2019-2020.

Barrett succeeds outgoing Chairman Ryan Downes, sales and marketing manager at Indiana-based Farbest Foods. His election came June 13 at USAPEEC’s annual meeting in Panama.

See more in the June 24 edition of MondayLine.

ASF, China trade prospects, export markets the focus of Annual Meeting speaker talks

The impact of African Swine Fever, prospects for trade with China, and export opportunities in new and existing markets dominated the discussion at the 2019 USAPEEC Annual Meeting Speakers Forum.

With ASF pervasive in China and spreading, global protein production will slow, said Christine McCracken, of Rabobank. And with trade disruptions prevalent, markets will be volatile, she added.

A massive drop in pork production is expected, McCracken said, with chicken, hopefully, picking up some of the slack.

See more in the June 24 edition of MondayLine.

USMCA takes a big step forward; future unclear

The prospects for passage of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) took what U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer called “a crucial step forward” this week with Mexico’s ratification of the deal.

Mexican Under Secretary for North America Jesus Seade hailed the action, noting that, “Mexico takes the lead, with clear signs that our economy is open.”

Just what Mexico’s USMCA partners, the U.S. and Canada, were going to do next remained uncertain, however.

See more information in the June 24 edition of MondayLine.

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