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FSIS Extends Comment Period on ‘Product of U.S.A.’ Petition

Aug 21, 2018

The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) extended the deadline until September 17, 2018, to receive public comments in response to a petition submitted by the Organization for Competitive Markets and the American Grassfed Association requesting the agency change the “Product of U.S.A.” entry in the FSIS Food Standards and Labeling Policy Book. Comments were originally due August 17, 2018.
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Appropriations, Farm Bill Discussions Remain Ongoing as Congress Continues District and State Work Periods

Aug 21, 2018

The House of Representatives is out of session for a district work period throughout August.
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More China Tariff Hearings Convene This Week; Additional Tariffs Take Effect

Aug 21, 2018

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) is holding hearings this week regarding a proposed list of $200 billion in Chinese imports that could face tariffs as high as 25 percent.
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‘Beef Up Your Kids’ Lunchboxes with New Menu Ideas from the Meat Institute and Beef Checkoff

Aug 13, 2018

Washington, DC – Making a quick bag lunch for kids isn’t hard, but making a lunch that will nourish and be enjoyed by children can be tricky...
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Statement Of the North American Meat Institute On U.S. Meat Supplies and Export Disruptions

Jul 25, 2018

“We appreciate the Administration’s announcement today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will provide short-term relief to hog and cattle producers who are facing significant economic losses resulting from tariffs imposed by some trading partners. We look forward to the details and the rollout of the program.
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NAMI Scholarship Foundation Establishes Ron Gustafson Scholarship

Jul 24, 2018

Washington, D.C. - The North American Meat Institute (NAMI) Scholarship Foundation today announced the establishment of the Ron Gustafson Scholarship, a $5,000 award honoring Scholarship Foundation Founding President and meat industry leader Ron Gustafson.
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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