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Exporting Corn, Through Cattle - How the US Meat Export Federation is Adding Value to Crop Farmers

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 14:55:45 CDT

Exporting Corn, Through Cattle - How the US Meat Export Federation is Adding Value to Crop Farmers One doesn’t typically expect to see many meat or livestock organizations at an event like the Commodity Classic, which is primarily focused on the corn, soybean, sorghum and wheat industries. Undeterred, representatives from the US Meat Export Federation were nonetheless in attendance this year at the meeting in San Antonio. Radio Oklahoma Ag Network Associate Farm Director Carson Horn caught up with USMEF Chairman Bruce Schmoll, who pitched the idea that producers should consider exporting their corn - through beef. Click or tap the LISTEN BAR below at the bottom of this story to hear Horn’s interview with Schmoll at the 2017 Commodity Classic.


“It’s amazing how many oilseed and feed grain farmers just don’t connect the dots currently on what added value the livestock industry offers them,” Schmoll said, a corn and soybean farmer himself from Minnesota. “I keep telling a lot of our growers that we would much rather see added value shipped out through processed pork, beef and lamb, then having to ship our raw products down the river.”


Schmoll insists everybody involved stands to gain from this model. He says some of the commodity groups already understand and promote this idea, pointing out that up to 16 percent of USMEF’s budget actually comes from corn and soybean producers.


“I think overall,” he proposed, “it sends a strong message on what these leaders in these industries - how they recognize the value of what USMEF is doing and the value of the livestock industry.”





   




   

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