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Trade Data Through September 2018 Now Available

Nov 20, 2018

The latest Trade and Market Statistics Report released by USDA and compiled by the Meat Institute presenting data through September 30, 2018, is now available.
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USDA, FDA Call for Joint Regulation of Cell-Cultured Meat

Nov 20, 2018

USDA and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) intend to jointly oversee the production of cell-cultured food products derived from livestock and poultry, according to an announcement by Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb.
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Senate Lawmakers Urge Tariff Exclusion Process for Latest Round of Tariffs on Chinese Imports

Nov 18, 2018

A bipartisan group of Senate lawmakers, led by Sens. Pat Toomey (R-PA) and Doug Jones (D-AL), sent a letter urging U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer to establish a process allowing U.S. companies to request an exclusion from tariffs recently imposed on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports under section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974.
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NAMI Announces New Paid Education Programming for 2019 IPPE

Nov 20, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The North American Meat Institute (NAMI) announced it will sponsor three new paid education programs at the 2019 International Production & 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 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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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