Imagine walking into a room to find 300 people glued to their seats, fixated by a speaker with a microphone and a slideshow. Imagine these hundreds of people have come from four different countries and all over the U.S. Imagine them ranging from hipster naturalists to handlebar-mustached cowboys.
According to data by the USDA’s Economic Research Service, in 2014 the U.S. imported 2.95 billion pounds (lbs.) of beef and veal. This compares to 2.57 billion lbs. exported in the same year, making a trade deficit of 380 million lbs. The most recent World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report projects trade this year will be 2.