In a news release last month, the Nebraska Corn Board noted that the United States sold more than $5.4 billion in U.S. beef and $6.1 billion in U.S. pork – both records – to international customers last year.
It's an achievement that comes, in part, due to the building of relationships with global customers over the years, Mark Jagels (@markjagels on Twitter), a farmer from Davenport and member of the Nebraska Corn Board, said in the release.
“International buyers and consumers want to know where their beef and pork are coming from. They want to know it is safe and nutritious, and they want U.S. farmers and ranchers to help tell that story,” Jagels said. “Farmers here in Nebraska and across the country help do that by using checkoff dollars to support international marketing efforts organized by the U.S. Meat Export Federation.”
In this video, Mark further discusses the importance of corn to the nation's growing meat export markets.