Deadline Extended to Participate in Annual Young Leaders Program at IPPE
The deadline to apply to participate in the fifth annual Young Leaders "30 under 30" program at the 2017 International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE) has been extended to October 30, 2016.
NIH Task Force Formed to Develop Nutrition Strategic Plan
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced a new Nutrition Research Task Force, which will guide the development of the first NIH-wide strategic plan focused on nutrition research over the next 10 years.
Chamber of Commerce Op-Ed Highlights Benefits of TPP to U.S. Job Growth
John Murphy, senior vice president for international policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, penned an op-ed in which he argued that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement would produce more high-skill, high-wage jobs for American workers.
Meat Institute Strongly Opposes USDA Efforts to Move Forward with GIPSA Rule
Washington, DC—Following the USDA decision to send an interim final Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) rule to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the North American Meat Institute reiterated its concerns about the remarkably flawed proposal which research suggests would have a multi-billion dollar impact harming consumers, retailers, producers, meat packers and processors alike...
Alfred Almanza Awarded Richard E. Lyng Award for Public Service
Washington, D.C. – The North American Meat Institute (NAMI) presented Alfred Almanza, deputy under secretary for food safety at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), with the prestigious Richard E. Lyng Award in recognition of his support for and commitment to the U.S. meat and poultry industry.
Meat Institute Welcomes First Step Towards Opening Chinese Market to U.S. Beef
Washington, D.C.—The North American Meat Institute welcomed today’s news that China lifted its ban on U.S. beef from animals under 30 months of age. The announcement is the first step toward resuming beef trade with China, with further technical discussions by USDA and USTR still needed on the specific conditions that will allow trade to resume...