USDA Invites Stakeholders to Participate in Preparing Report on Livestock Mandatory ReportingTuesday, September 20, 2016
(North American Meat Institute)
The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is inviting meat industry representatives to provide input regarding the marketing of livestock and meat products covered by the Livestock Mandatory Reporting (LMR) program. AMS intends to use industry positions and perspectives to develop a consensus report to provide to Congress by March 1, 2018, before the reauthorization of LMR in 2020.
The first AMS stakeholder meeting will be November 15-16, 2016, in the Washington, D.C. area to lay the groundwork for subsequent commodity meetings. AMS will then conduct separate species/commodity-specific meetings for cattle and beef; swine and pork; and sheep, lamb and imported lamb beginning in February or March 2016. These meetings will focus on current marketing methods and challenges with reporting livestock and meat markets, and industry needs concerning future revisions to the LMR program. To participate in these meetings, e-mail Michael Lynch, director of the Livestock, Poultry and Grain Market News Division by September 26, 2016.
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