Key trade representatives speak at 2024 IPPE

Discussions centered around agricultural exports, market diversification and global sustainability.

Ambassador Doug McKalip and Under Secretary Alexis Taylor addressed key issues in the meat, animal food, poultry, and egg industries at the 2024 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta. The top U.S. trade officials engaged with industry representatives, emphasizing the importance of agricultural exports, market diversification and global sustainability.

Taylor toured the exhibit hall, highlighting the economic impact of agricultural exports, while McKalip discussed the Biden administration's trade approach. Both participated in a trade panel discussion and an executive roundtable with industry leaders, expressing support for initiatives like Protein PACT and emphasizing the administration's success in lowering tariffs and eliminating trade barriers.

Trade is crucial for the long-term strength of the U.S. meat and poultry industry, with significant export values in 2022. The officials stressed the importance of eliminating trade barriers for animal feed, feed ingredients and pet food, recognizing the value these exports add across the supply chain.

The IPPE show organizers expressed gratitude for the officials' commitment to supporting the U.S. food and agriculture value chain. 

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