President Signs Mandatory Price Reporting into Law
President Obama last week signed into law the Agriculture Reauthorizations Act of 2015 (HR 2051), which reauthorizes the mandatory price reporting program, the National Forest Foundation Act and the U.S. Grain Standards Act. Earlier in the week, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the Senate's version of the bill, which renews price reporting and grain standards until September 30, 2020. These measures were set to expire on September 30.
FSIS Posts Fiscal Year 2013 Dioxin Report
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) posted its fiscal year 2013 report on dioxins and dioxin-like compounds in the U.S. domestic meat and poultry supply.
TPP Trade Deal Reached
Trade ministers from the U.S. and 11 other Pacific Rim nations today reached an agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact, which would cut trade barriers and establish common standards for nearly 40 percent of the global economy. The partner countries include Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam. Trade ministers announced the deal following five days of negotiations in Atlanta, Georgia.
North American Meat Institute Applauds Conclusion of Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations
The North American Meat Institute strongly supports the landmark Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement reached today in Atlanta, Georgia.
North American Meat Institute Signs Cooperative Agreement With China Society of Inspection and Quarantine (CSIQ)
Beijing, China – The North American Meat Institute and The China Society of Inspection and Quarantine (CSIQ) today signed an agreement to cooperate on key food safety programs....
New Veterinarian-Hosted Video Explores How Antibiotics Are Used in Livestock
Washington D.C.— Antibiotic use in livestock is one of the most discussed and misunderstood topics in agriculture today, but the newest North American Meat Institute (NAMI) Glass Walls video aims to clarify exactly how, when and why antibiotics are used in animals...