U.S. Beef Exports Will Rise 10% This Year, JBS’s Batista Says

U.S. Beef Exports Will Rise 10% This Year, JBS’s Batista Says

Business Week

Jeff Wilson

U.S. beef exports will rise 10 percent this year, said Wesley Batista, the chief executive officer of JBS Swift & Co., the U.S. unit of the world’s largest beef producer.

“JBS beef exports will increase 30 percent and the U.S. industry will export 10 percent” more beef this year than last year, Batista said today at an agricultural symposium in Kansas City sponsored by the Federal Reserve. “We are seeing an improvement in demand in emerging economies.”

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