Thursday, Aug 21, 2014
Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Trending on the Journal

Recent Comments

AYHSMB - Gems sale still not final - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
I wonder if the new owners are from around here? Possibly related to the Oakleys?
gizzard93 - Six Quincy property owners face deadline - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
I never understand why the Quincy building inspector never mentions that building that houses Bayview Building supply. It is in worse shape than some of the fix or flatten property's and there are people going in and out every day buying building supplies. It is on 630 n 2nd, go down by the bay and look to the east.
Stupid_Dems - Six Quincy property owners face deadline - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
These are "elected officials" not employees. They are not entitled to heath insurance in my thinking based on the hours they work. I do realize they put in more time than the council meeting. But they are still a long way from being full time. Why are city taxpayers being burdened with the cost of their heath care when the county and the school board do not feed at the trough? The total cost for the…
1950Brutus - Strawman: Eric Holder To The Rescue..... - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Is he bringing Oprah with him???
qfingers - Six Quincy property owners face deadline - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
And why should this stop? It's all part of their compensation. They spend a lot more time than what you see on TV. For example, if you eliminate the health care you reduce the likelihood of a small business owner wanting to run. Plus it also means most of the council members have the same health insurance as other city employees...which seems like a jolly good idea There are two reasons…

Most Popular

Liberty woman dies in early morning crash

QPS Board approves $89 million Bond Issue Video

Man who burned down Newcomb Hotel arrested again

Adams Co. Divorces for August 16, 2014

Driver in fatal Liberty crash now facing charges Updated

Knapheide Family Wellness Center to open Monday

McCaskill: Governor to pull county cops out of Ferguson

Six Quincy property owners face deadline

Mexico removes import restrictions on U.S. beef

3 months, 2 weeks ago Beef Checkoff

From Beef Checkoff:

The Mexican government is in the process of making regulatory changes that allow for import of U.S. beef and beef products derived from cattle of any age. This important development lifts the 30-month cattle age limit for U.S. beef and effectively removes the last of Mexico's BSE-related restrictions.

"This is an issue that USMEF has been working on for a number
of years, and resolving it has been a lengthy process," said Chad Russell,
U.S. Meat Export Federation regional director for Mexico, Central America
and the Dominican Republic, contractor to the beef checkoff. "We received
excellent support on this issue from FAS officials at the U.S. embassy in
Mexico, who always made sure that it was front-and-center whenever
U.S.-Mexico trade issues were being discussed at high levels. Though it took some time, these efforts have now paid off."

The changes to Mexico's import regulations were to take effect April 30,
though shipments of over-30-month beef cannot begin until the USDA Food
Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) updates its Export Library. USMEF
expects this process to be completed within the next few days. This will
also allow the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) export verification (EV) program for Mexico, in which approximately 170 U.S. establishments are currently enrolled, to be terminated.

According to information provided to USMEF, Mexico will accept either the
new FSIS letter certificate or an existing letterhead certificate, along
with the corresponding FSIS form, for product currently in the pipeline and
for new shipments made over the next few weeks. So exporters will have some time - likely until late June - to make the transition to the new letterhead certificate and other documentation requirements.

"This should have a positive impact on our ability to export more beef to
this large and important market, particularly in the current environment,"
Russell explained. "We're experiencing a period of very high beef prices and constraints on supply, in what has always been a rather price-sensitive
market. So we feel that having new supply options available will help us
maintain a strong presence in the market and grow our export volume to
Mexico."

Despite concerns over rising beef prices and tight supplies, the Mexican
market has been performing well. U.S. beef/beef variety exports have been
above year-ago volumes in each of the past nine months, and 2014 exports
(through February) were up 26 percent in volume (37,638 metric tons) and 40 percent in value ($182.9 million) from the same period in 2013.

The U.S. holds about 90 percent of Mexico's imported beef market, with the
remainder captured mostly by Canada. Canada's market share has edged higher in recent months, likely due to increased affordability as Canada's beef production has been recovering and the Canadian dollar has weakened. But with the exception of livers, Canada's exports to Mexico are still limited to beef derived from cattle less than 30 months of age.

"Mexico's domestic beef supplies have been shrinking due to the prolonged
drought, and there are not a lot of other foreign suppliers serving the
market," Russell said. "But that doesn't necessarily make it easy for the
United States to grow our exports to Mexico. We need a reliable supply of
beef cuts that are affordable for everyday Mexican consumers, and that's
where elimination of these import restrictions is really going to be
helpful."

Click Here to Read Full Article


From the Newsroom

Bob Gough on Twitter

Bob Gough 6 hours, 52 minutes ago

RT @tmckernan: Morgan on Pete Rose in HOF: I think he should be in. He's done his time. 25 yrs. That's a long time to punish someone who di…
QuincyJournal on Twitter

QuincyJournal 8 hours, 5 minutes ago

Ferguson police officer was badly beaten before shooting Michael Brown http://t.co/5cuZQWF0Nb
Bob Gough on Twitter

Bob Gough 8 hours, 39 minutes ago

RT @MissouriUpdate: Missouri cop was badly beaten before shooting Michael Brown, says source http://t.co/w21qUgRhLh
QuincyJournal on Twitter

QuincyJournal 9 hours, 9 minutes ago

Gems sale still not final - Price has been agreed to by the two sides, but deal is not done. http://t.co/ZzosQnVDJn