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U.S., China Trade Talks Make Progress as Hearing Examining Tariffs Convenes

May 22, 2018

Officials from the U.S. and China made progress last week in negotiations aimed at averting a trade war, after the Trump administration agreed to put a hold on proposed tariffs on up to $150 billion in Chinese products.
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House Appropriations Committee Advances USDA, FDA Spending Bill

May 22, 2018

The House Appropriations Committee approved the fiscal year (FY) 2019 spending bill for USDA and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in a 31-20 vote.
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AMS Announces 2018 Rates for Voluntary Meat and Poultry Services

May 21, 2018

The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announced the 2018 rates it will charge for voluntary grading, inspection, certification and laboratory services for meat, poultry and shell eggs.
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New Media MythCrusher Addresses Cultured and Plant Based Protein Products

May 22, 2018

Washington, DC—Advances in the development of cultured meat products and plant based “meat alternatives” are hot topics in the media, though often with inaccuracies about the environmental impact, nutrition and safety of traditional meat products...
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Meat Institute and Beef Checkoff Unveil the Foodservice Versions of Popular ‘Beefshi’ Recipes

May 21, 2018

Washington, DC-- Foodservice versions of the popular Beefshi recipes released in February 2018 were unveiled today by the North American Meat Institute (Meat Institute), a contractor to the Beef Checkoff, and may be downloaded from Beefshi.com.
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Meat Institute Public Relations Programs Win PRSA Bronze Anvil and Award of Commendation

May 16, 2018

Washington, DC—The North American Meat Institute has once again been honored with awards for the success of its public relations programs.
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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