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AMI, Others Co-Sponsor Animal Agriculture Summit in Arlington, VA

Wednesday, April 24, 2002

AMI and 13 other agriculture groups are joining the Animal Agriculture Alliance in hosting the "Taking Care" summit May 9 to examine how the animal agriculture community can advance animal care programs. The summit will be held at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Potomac Rooms 1 and 2.

Various experts will share trends in consumer issues and concerns and practical ideas to help companies’ prepare for emerging issues regarding animal welfare. The summit also will highlight animal care programs being developed by industry.

U.S. House Rep. Charlie Stenholm (R-TX) will be the keynote speaker. WGN Radio’s Max Armstrong will moderate morning and afternoon panel discussions. The morning discussion will focus on the animal welfare issues from the perspective of producers, processors and retailers. In the afternoon, a panel, which will include AMI’s Vice President of Public Affairs Janet Riley, will discuss animal handling best practices.

There will be a pre-summit reception May 8 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Washington Room at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City.

For registration information visit http://www.meatinstitute.org/Template.cfm?Section=BrochuresandOtherPublications&NavMenuID=375&template=TaggedContentFile.cfm&NewsID=496.

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