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Leaders of Tomorrow Program Launched for 2019 Annual Meat Conference

Nov 8, 2018

The Meat Institute and Food Marketing Institute (FMI) launched the new “Leaders of Tomorrow Program” to provide an opportunity for ten young professionals in the meat retail industry to attend the 2019 Annual Meat Conference (AMC), March 3-5, in Dallas, Texas.
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CPTPP to Enter into Force this December

Nov 7, 2018

The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), the successor to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), will enter into force December 30, 2018, after Australia became the sixth country to ratify the 11-country trade pact.
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New Report Finds Retaliatory Tariffs Will Negate USMCA Export Gains

Nov 6, 2018

Market access improvements included in the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), which are expected to increase U.S. agricultural exports by $450 million, mostly in the poultry and dairy sectors, will be offset by retaliatory measures taken by Canada and Mexico in response to the U.S.’s steel and aluminum import tariffs, according to a new analysis commissioned by the Farm Foundation.
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Meat Institute Testifies at Hearing Assessing the Economic Impact of New U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement

Nov 16, 2018

Washington, DC – North American Meat Institute (Meat Institute) Senior Vice President of International Affairs Bill Westman today emphasized the critical importance of the Canadian and Mexican export markets to the long-term economic strength of the U.S. meat and livestock sectors in testimony before the U.S. International Trade Commission. During the hearing, which sought input on the economic impact of the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), Westman affirmed that the entry into force of the North American Free Trade Agreement, USMCA’s predecessor, significantly increased U.S. meat and poultry exports to Canada and Mexico, as import duties were removed and non-scientific barriers to trade were reduced.
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NAMI Announces Details for Four Free Education Programs at 2019 IPPE

Nov 8, 2018

Washington, DC – The North American Meat Institute (NAMI) announced details for four free education programs at the 2019 International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE), scheduled to take place February 12-14, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Meat Institute Reiterates Support for USDA Regulation of Cell Based Meat Products

Oct 23, 2018

Washington, DC — The North American Meat Institute once again argued that the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has primary jurisdiction for regulation of new cell-based meat products at a joint USDA/FDA public meeting on the use of animal cell culture technology to develop products derived from livestock and poultry.
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More Press Releases

Mighty Earth’s Mighty Miss


By NAMI On August 3, 2017

This week the environmental activist group Mighty Earth issued a report titled “Mystery Meat II: The Industry Behind the Quiet Destruction of the American Heartland,” which seeks to blame the meat industry for any real or perceived environmental impact it can find... read more

Lessons on Processed Meat and Cancer


By Eric Mittenthal On May 8, 2017

It is rare that I sit in a session at a conference and am riveted by the entire presentation. But that was the case when David Klurfeld, Ph.D., USDA’s National Program Leader for Human Nutrition in the Agricultural Research Service, spoke at our recent Meat Industry... read more

What Happens When You Tell People to Stop Eating Meat


By NAMI On December 27, 2016

What happens when you tell people to stop eating meat? They get mad! And why wouldn’t they? Meat is both delicious and nutrient dense. In 2016, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans confirmed once again that meat can play a key role as part of a healthy diet... read more