USITC Releases TPP Report; Meat Institute Welcomes Positive Findings
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement, if ratified, will provide modest gains for the U.S. economy, according to a report released by the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC).
EPA Releases RFS Volumes
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last week released a new proposed rule for the Renewable Fuel Standard's (RFS) Renewable Volume Obligation (RVO) numbers for calendar year 2017. EPA proposed capping the corn-based ethanol requirement at 14.8 billion gallons and set RVOs at 18.8 billion gallons, figures below levels originally mandated by Congress in the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007.
DOL Issues Final Rule on Overtime Pay
The Department of Labor (DOL) last week issued its final rule updating overtime pay. The final rule will increase the standard salary threshold from $455 per week to $913 per week, totaling $47,476 for a full-year worker. The final rule also updates the Highly Compensated Employees (HCE) exception salary level from $100,000 to $134,004 per year.
GAO Report Confirms Meat and Poultry Industry Safer Than Ever
NAMI Statement on GAO Worker Safety Report Washington D.C.—A new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) highlights the greatly improved worker safety record of the meat and poultry industry over the last 10 years. According to the most recent data from the...
Meat Institute Welcomes USITC Report Affirming Positive Economic Impact of TPP
Washington, DC — The North American Meat Institute (NAMI) welcomes the positive findings of the U.S. International Trade Commission’s (USITC) report regarding the beneficial impact of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on the U.S. economy, agriculture sector and meat and poultry industry, in particular. The report affirms the potential economic gains for American businesses and workers in a region that accounts for nearly 40 percent of global gross domestic product...
North American Meat Institute Statement on Clear Lab’s ‘Burger Report’
Washington, DC--“A Northern California start-up lab that sought to alarm Americans last October with reports of DNA found in certain meat products is up to its same old tricks, this time targeting burgers just as grilling season approaches...