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NAMI: Prices for Cattle at Record Highs; Grassley-Fischer & Special Investigator Bills Costly

With the U.S. House and Senate considering legislation to intervene in beef and cattle markets, prices for cattle are at or near record highs calling into question the need for heavy-handed government interference.

“Just last week one cattle marketing analyst described the high prices as ‘stratospheric,’” said Julie Anna Potts, President and CEO of the North American Meat Institute. “As many industry economists have said, the beef and cattle markets are continuing to behave predictably given supply and demand and do not need government mandates and...

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Jun 28 8:29 AM, General News



NAMI to SCOTUS: Prop 12 Unconstitutional

In an Amicus Brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court, The North American Meat Institute (Meat Institute) has urged the Court to reverse a lower court's judgement upholding California's Proposition 12 (Prop 12 or the law).

"A fundamental premise of our federal system is that each State is a sovereign laboratory of democracy, but only within its own borders," the Meat Institute said in its brief. "As a result, the Constitution denies California the authority to dictate the conditions under which farm animals must be housed outside California's borders...

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Jun 21 8:02 AM, Urner Barry


NAMI: Special Investigator to Cost Taxpayer $9 Million; is Redundant

The North American Meat Institute (Meat Institute) today released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives approved H.R. 7606, the Lower Food and Fuel Cost Act, a bill that establishes a special investigator for meat and poultry at the U.S. Department of Agriculture:

"We are disappointed the House voted to waste $9 million in taxpayer dollars on a redundant special investigator when that money would be much better spent helping Americans seeking assistance from record inflation," said Julie Anna Potts, President and CEO of the Meat...

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Jun 17 8:07 AM, General News


North American Meat Institute: Meat and Poultry Industry is Resilient

The North American Meat Institute (Meat Institute) today released the following statement in response to a U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service report on Agricultural Competition and the first in a series of rules changes the Administration is proposing under the Packers and Stockyards Act:

“Despite what the White House says, the meat and poultry industry proved to be remarkably resilient during the pandemic,” said Julie Anna Potts, President and CEO of the Meat Institute. “Following the challenges of the spring of 2020, the industry acted immediately to reduce..."

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May 27 8:06 AM, General News


Warren/Rounds Resolution Myth-Facts

The North American Meat Institute (Meat Institute) today released the following Myth-Fact resource debunking the mischaracterizations about beef and cattle markets in a resolution introduced by U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Mike Rounds (R-SD):

Myth: In the press release announcing the resolution, Senator Warren says beef companies have lowered wages for workers. This assertion is completely false.

Fact: The meat and poultry industry values its workforce and, according to Rabobank and other well documented sources, average starting hourly wages for workers have increased from $14.60 to $22.00 an hour...

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May 23 9:56 AM, General News


NAMI Applauds Nomination of Alexis Taylor to be USDA Undersecretary for Trade

The North American Meat Institute today applauded the nomination of Alexis Taylor to be the Undersecretary for Trade at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

“Alexis’ experience working in Congress, in the Department and as Oregon Secretary of Agriculture make her uniquely qualified for this role,” said Julie Anna Potts, President and CEO of the North American Meat Institute. “She is the right..."

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May 17 8:07 AM, General News


Worker Health and Safety is First Priority in Meat and Poultry Industry

The North American Meat Institute, the nation’s trade association for meat and poultry packers and processors, today said the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis’ partisan report distorts the truth about the meat and poultry industry’s work to protect employees during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The following is a statement from Julie Anna Potts, President and CEO of the North American Meat Institute:

“The Meat Institute and its member companies voluntarily provided hundreds of thousands of pages to the Committee..."

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May 13 9:06 AM, General News


USDA Data Reveal: Cattle Sale Revenues Grew 16% in 2021

Following two Congressional hearings on the beef and cattle markets largely focused on prices producers receive for their cattle, the North American Meat Institute (Meat Institute) today said the latest USDA annual report on livestock income clears up misconceptions about the state of cattle markets and shows cash receipts for the sale of cattle and calves increased 16 percent, from $63.1 billion in 2020 to $72.9 billion in 2021.

“As our members said in their testimony, prices are improving for cattle producers due to supply and demand reflecting..."

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May 2 8:25 AM, General News


Meat Institute to House Ag Chair Scott: Packer Margins Since 2015 Due to Increased Herd Size

The North American Meat Institute (Meat Institute) today answered questions asked of meat and poultry industry companies by House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott during a hearing on beef and cattle markets:

“The analysis of beef and cattle market margins from 2015 are not in dispute,” said Julie Anna Potts, President and CEO of the Meat Institute. “Cattle prices hit record highs in 2014 and 2015, when the overall cattle herd was at its smallest since 1952 (for context, that was during the Truman...

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Apr 29 9:00 AM, General News


Meat Institute to House Ag: More to Beef & Cattle Markets than Packers & Producers

The North American Meat Institute (Meat Institute) today said the beef and cattle markets are complex, driven by supply and demand and have more participants than packers and producers who add value at each step in production.

“Too often, the policy debate around the cattle and beef industry is an overly-simplified discussion limited to cattle producers versus beef packers. It is imperative policy makers remember: packers don’t buy fed cattle from cow-calf producers; nor do packers sell beef to consumers,” said Julie Anna Potts, President...

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Apr 29 8:54 AM, General News


Meat Institute to House Ag: More to Beef & Cattle Markets than Packers & Producers

The North American Meat Institute (Meat Institute) today said the beef and cattle markets are complex, driven by supply and demand and have more participants than packers and producers who add value at each step in production.

“Too often, the policy debate around the cattle and beef industry is an overly-simplified discussion limited to cattle producers versus beef packers. It is imperative policy makers remember: packers don’t buy fed cattle from cow-calf producers; nor do packers sell beef to consumers,” said Julie Anna Potts...

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Apr 27 1:00 PM, General News


NAMI to Senate Ag: Cattle Prices at Seven Year Highs; Reject Costly Grassley-Fischer Bill

With cattle prices at seven-year highs following record beef production in February and March as the packing sector recovers from COVID-related labor shortages and supply chain issues, the North American Meat Institute today urged members of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry to reject the Grassley-Fischer bill’s mandates and federal intrusion in the beef and cattle markets.

“Leading agricultural economists have determined Grassley-Fischer bill’s latest draft remains costly to producers, especially producers in Texas..."

 

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Apr 27 8:13 AM, General News


MLB Fans Will Eat More Than 19 Million Hot Dogs and Nearly 5 Million Sausages at Ballparks in 2022

Hot dogs and sausages are consistently among the most ordered food items at Major League Baseball (MLB) stadiums. And in 2022, the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council (NHDSC) estimates MLB fans will consume 19.1 million hot dogs and nearly five million sausages at games this season.

“Baseball is back and fans are once again excited to enjoy sunny games in a stadium with juicy ballpark frank in their hands,” said NHDSC President Eric Mittenthal...

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Apr 8 8:55 AM, General News


North American Meat Institute: Grassley-Fischer Bill is Still a Government Mandate on Producers

The North American Meat Institute today said the latest version of the Grassley-Fischer government mandate bill is now more onerous and more irrelevant as market driven prices for cattle producers have steadily risen to seven-year highs.

“Supply and demand has already driven the cattle markets back into balance without the radical government interference and convoluted mandates called for in the latest draft of the Grassley-Fischer bill,” said Meat Institute President and CEO Julie Anna Potts. “Make no mistake, the bill still contains government..."

 

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Mar 30 8:50 AM, General News


Smithfield Foods Honored for Environmental, Worker Safety Achievements

Smithfield Foods, Inc. is pleased to announce the North American Meat Institute (NAMI) has recognized 51 of its U.S. locations with Environmental Recognition Awards and 33 of its U.S. facilities with Worker Safety Awards.

"Through our culture of continuous improvement, Smithfield has led industry efforts to ensure the health and safety of our workforce and to implement improvements across our value chain that safeguard the environment," said Stewart Leeth, chief sustainability officer for Smithfield Foods. "We're delighted that NAMI has once again recognized dozens of our facilities for their good stewardship of..."

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Mar 23 9:50 AM, General News


North American Meat Institute to House Agriculture Committee: Asked and Answered

The North American Meat Institute (Meat Institute) today issued the following statement regarding House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott’s announcement of an upcoming hearing on the beef industry and food prices:

“The Meat Institute and its members have already made themselves available to Chairman Scott and all Members of Congress on several occasions to help improve the understanding of the beef markets,” said Julie Anna Potts, President and CEO of the Meat Institute. “This hearing will be no different. The questions have been asked and answered...”

 

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Mar 22 8:27 AM, General News


NAMI: Congress Blocks Industry Input on Cattle Contract Library Pilot Program

The North American Meat Institute (Meat Institute) today said the Fiscal Year 2022 Omnibus Appropriations Bill creates a Cattle Contract Library pilot program requiring beef packers to report private business information to the government that will then be published, but blocks public comment on the Biden Administration’s proposed rules for the program.

“Congress and the Administration say they value transparency in the beef and cattle market yet they bury this rider without debate in a giant spending bill and direct USDA to create the pilot program without any feedback..."

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Mar 14 8:32 AM, General News


Analysis Finds Meat Shoppers Seek Cooking Inspiration from Digital Sources

The 17th annual Power of Meat report released today reveals nearly all American households (98.5%) purchase meat, a trend supported by an increase in volume sales (up 3.9% for all meat compared to pre-pandemic levels). This increase is due, in part, to several grocery shopper trends resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, including increased home cooking, record-high online shopping, and a shift to digital sources for recipe inspiration.

“The Power of Meat shows Americans continue to count on meat’s taste, quality, convenience, and value throughout..."

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Mar 9 8:34 AM, General News


National Hot Dog and Sausage Council Reveals Most Popular Hot Dog and Sausage Cities in the U.S.

In 2021, Americans spent more than $7.5 Billion on hot dogs and sausages in U.S. Supermarkets. And thankfully, the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council (NHDSC) just announced the American cities that contributed most to those numbers, referencing Nielsen data for total sales and per capita sales from that year.

Los Angeles isn’t just the newest Super Bowl champion, but the city also retained its title as the top dog of total hot dog sales, followed by New York and Dallas...

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Mar 8 8:20 AM, General News


Meat Institute, FMI Announce 2022 Leaders of Tomorrow Program Winners

The North American Meat Institute (Meat Institute) and FMI – The Food Industry Association announced 10 winners for the 2022 Leaders of Tomorrow Program.

The winners are: Britt Johnson, Tyson Foods, Inc.; Camila Paez, Kayem Foods, Inc.; Devin Kulla, Strauss Brands, LLC; Edward Moore, Sealed Air; Elizabeth Hill, Cargill; Griffin Jobe, Teys USA; Katie Smith, Seaboard Foods; Mark Saylor, Farmer Focus (Shenandoah Valley Organic); Rebecca Scholes, Clemens Food Group; and Sarah Havala, Cleveland Research Company.

“These 10 Leaders of Tomorrow represent some of the best and brightest this industry has to..."

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Feb 16 8:07 AM, General News


Proposed Changes to Packers & Stockyards Act Could Harm Industry Sustainability Efforts

The North American Meat Institute (Meat Institute) today said the Biden Administration’s proposed rules for the Packers and Stockyards Act could limit the abilities of the meat and poultry industry to respond to consumer demand regarding sustainability.

“In the case of beef, farmers and ranchers produce cattle using 33percent less land, 12 percent less water, and with a 16 percent smaller carbon footprint in 2007 compared to 1977. That is an astounding sustainability success story,” said Julie Anna Potts, President and CEO of the Meat Institute...

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Feb 7 8:05 AM, General News


North American Meat Institute Supports Klobuchar-Thune Ocean Shipping Reform Act

The North American Meat Institute (Meat Institute) today called for the U.S. Senate to pass a bipartisan bill to address unreasonable ocean carrier practices that are undermining competitiveness of American exporters including the meat and poultry industry. The bill , the Ocean Shipping Reform Act was introduced by Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and John Thune (R-S.D.)

“The problems at our ports include delays of shipments of American made goods to overseas trading partners due to the unreasonable practices of foreign-owned ocean carriers...”

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Feb 7 8:02 AM, General News


North American Meat Institute: New York Times Gets it Wrong

The following is a statement released by the North American Meat Institute (Meat Institute):

The New York Times’ The Daily podcast’s examination of the beef and cattle markets is simply wrong.

The beef and cattle industry is a complex marvel of American ingenuity with innovations that have allowed the US beef industry to produce more meat with fewer cattle, while improving sustainability, food safety, affordability, worker safety and beef quality.

There are many steps in the beef value chain: cow calf operators, feeders, packers, processors, wholesalers, retailers, and food service...

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Jan 31 8:38 AM, General News


North American Meat Institute: State Court Halts Enforcement of Prop 12

The North American Meat Institute (Meat Institute) today praised the ruling issued by the Superior Court for Sacramento County in California to halt enforcement of Proposition 12 (Prop 12 or the law) because the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is more than two years late finalizing complicated and costly regulations.

“Judge Arguelles’ decision recognizes the complexity of the pork supply chain and the burdensome and costly provisions of Prop 12,” said President and CEO of the Meat Institute, Julie Anna Potts...

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Jan 26 7:59 AM, General News


New Organization Launches Promoting Women in the Meat and Poultry Industry

Meat and poultry industry leaders from all sectors have come together to create the Women’s Meat Industry Network (WMIN) to educate, develop, promote, and retain women working in the industry.

“I am very proud to be in the company of a distinguished and talented group of women working in the meat and poultry industry who want to share their knowledge with other women pursuing careers in our fields,” said Heidi Buske, Chair of WMIN. “I look forward to WMIN providing a more formal support system that...”

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Jan 21 8:14 AM, General News


North American Meat Institute to House Judiciary: Meat & Poultry Industry not to Blame for Inflation

The North American Meat Institute (Meat Institute) today said consumers saw increased meat prices in 2021 because of labor shortages, greater consumer demand, supply chain problems and other factors experienced by most sectors of the economy.

“Inflation is hurting consumers by erasing the wage gains workers received due to the tight labor market and the pandemic,” said Julie Anna Potts, President and CEO of the North American Meat Institute. “It is no wonder the Biden Administration and some members of Congress would rather hold press..."

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Jan 20 8:46 AM, General News


North American Meat Institute’s Laurie Bryant Inducted into Meat Industry Hall of Fame

The North American Meat Institute (Meat Institute) is excited to announce Laurie Bryant, Executive Director of the Meat Import Council of America, Inc. (MICA) from 2001 through 2020, was inducted into the Meat Industry Hall of Fame, Class of 2021.

“Laurie’s lengthy and distinguished career is filled with accomplishments benefitting the meat industry,” said Meat Institute President and CEO Julie Anna Potts. “The members of the Meat Institute congratulate Laurie, his wife Robbie, his seven children, and 14 grandchildren for this much deserved honor...”

 

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Jan 14 8:42 AM, General News


North American Meat Institute Applauds Agreement Opening India’s Market to U.S. Pork Imports

The North American Meat Institute (Meat Institute) welcomed India’s decision to allow imports of U.S. pork and pork products into the country and thanked the Biden Administration for working to secure increased access for high-quality U.S. meat products to this growing and strategically important export market.

“U.S. pork producers, processors and packers are going to benefit from the expanded market access that this agreement will bring,” said Meat Institute President and CEO Julie Anna Potts. “The Meat Institute is grateful to USDA and USTR for..."

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Jan 12 8:17 AM, General News


North American Meat Institute: Government Intervention in Markets Will Not Help Consumers, Producers

The North American Meat Institute, the nation’s trade association for meat and poultry packers and processors of all sizes, today released the following statement regarding the “The Biden-Harris Action Plan for a Fairer, More Competitive, and More Resilient Meat and Poultry Supply Chain.”

“For the third time in six months, President Joe Biden and his Administration announced the same plans to spend $1 billion to fund government intervention in the market in an attempt to increase prices livestock producers receive while blaming inflation on..." 

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Jan 4 8:30 AM, General News


North American Meat Institute to CDFA: Modified Prop 12 Rules Remain Flawed; More Time Needed

In comments submitted to the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), The North American Meat Institute (NAMI) said, despite modification to proposed rules for Proposition 12 (Prop 12 or the law), the proposed rules remain flawed and more time is needed for compliance.

“Until CDFA publishes final rules, no one can adequately prepare to comply with a law with criminal sanctions and that authorizes civil litigation,” said Mark Dopp, General Counsel and Chief Operating Officer at NAMI. “Rather than apply ‘band aids’ to address..."

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Dec 21 9:17 AM, General News


North American Meat Institute Hires Bryan Burns of Bachoco OK Foods

The North American Meat Institute (Meat Institute) today announced Bryan Burns, currently of Bachoco OK Foods, will be joining the Meat Institute staff as Vice President and Associate General Counsel focusing on a variety of issues, including workforce and sustainability.

“Bryan has 20 years of experience in the industry and previously worked with the Meat Institute on meat and poultry regulation,” said Julie Anna Potts, Meat Institute President and CEO. “We are pleased to have his expertise as we assist members in addressing labor, environmental, and...”

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Dec 17 8:26 AM, General News


NAMI Applauds House Passage of Ocean Shipping Reform Act; Urges Senate to Act to Protect US Exports

The North American Meat Institute (Meat Institute) today applauded the U.S. House of Representatives approval of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act, a bill to prohibit ocean carriers from unreasonably declining export cargo bookings, a practice that has disadvantaged American exporters including the meat and poultry industry.

“The problems at our ports have been exacerbated by the unreasonable practices of foreign-owned ocean carriers, including delays of shipments of American made goods to overseas trading partners,” said Julie Anna Potts, President and CEO of...

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Dec 9 8:46 AM, General News


North American Meat Institute: Grassley-Fischer Bill Ignores Economic Fundamentals

The North American Meat Institute today said a new Senate bill ignores the analysis of beef and cattle markets by the country’s leading agricultural economists and the bill’s mandated government intervention will have unintended consequences that will hurt livestock producers and consumers.

“Beef and cattle markets are dynamic. This fall prices cattle producers received for their livestock have risen without any government interference,” said Julie Anna Potts, President and CEO of the North American Meat Institute. “In a rush to do ‘something,’ this bill would replace the free market with..."

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Nov 11 8:00 AM, General News


Meat Institute Announces Ambitious Climate Target, Releases Sustainability Framework

The North American Meat Institute (the Meat Institute) today (Tuesday) announced that 100% of its members will deliver independently approved science-based greenhouse gas reduction targets in line with the Paris Climate Agreement goals by 2030.

The Meat Institute’s five new targets released alongside its sustainability framework are the latest commitments launched through the Protein PACT for the People, Animals, and Climate of Tomorrow, which unites 12 leading U.S. agricultural organizations committed to taking measurable action to accelerate progress toward global development goals.

Meat Institute President and CEO Julie Anna Potts...

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Nov 10 8:01 AM, General News


North American Meat Institute: Labor Shortage Driving Inflation

In Testimony submitted to the House Agriculture Committee, the North American Meat Institute (Meat Institute) today said the labor shortage continues to challenge the nation’s food supply chain raising the cost of all food for consumers.

“Just six weeks ago, the Biden Administration tried to blame the meat and poultry industry for the rising cost of food,” said Julie Anna Potts, President and CEO of the North American Meat Institute. “Today, the Congress will hear from other food manufacturers, shippers, input suppliers, growers and retailers enduring the same labor shortages up and...

 

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Nov 4 8:00 AM, General News


NAMI: COVID Protections Kept Case Rates 98% Lower Than in General Population

The North American Meat Institute (Meat Institute) today released updated analysis of publicly available data on COVID-19 transmission, showing that comprehensive protections instituted since the spring of 2020 successfully lowered transmission among meatpacking workers and held case rates today to more than 98% lower than case rates in the general U.S. population. Responding to a hearing of the U.S. House of Representatives Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, Meat Institute President and CEO Julie Anna Potts commented:

“Frontline meat and poultry workers were among the first impacted..." 

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Oct 28 8:55 AM, General News


North American Meat Institute Statement on Cattle Contract Library Act

The North American Meat Institute, a trade association for meat and poultry packers and processors of all sizes, today released the following statement regarding the Cattle Contract Library Act of 2021, H.R. 5609, which was marked up and reported out of the House Committee on Agriculture:

“Members of the Meat Institute are still analyzing the bill and how it might affect their operations,” said Julie Anna Potts, President and CEO of the Meat Institute. “More time is needed to consider how the bill will affect livestock producers..."

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Oct 25 8:00 AM, General News


NAMI: Meat and Poultry Industry to Assist USDA in Reducing Salmonella Infections

The North American Meat Institute (Meat Institute) today welcomed the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) new national goal of reducing Salmonella illnesses by 25 percent and committed to continue working with USDA and other groups to achieve the shared goal of reducing Salmonella infections.

“As an industry, our goal is to produce safe products without exception,” said Julie Anna Potts, President and CEO of the Meat Institute. “The industry has significantly improved efforts to reduce incidence of Salmonella, and we will continue to work with..."

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Oct 20 8:06 AM, General News


NAMI Witness to House Ag Committee: Beef & Cattle Markets Driven by Supply & Demand

Following warnings about government intervention in beef and cattle markets from leading agricultural economists from around the country, François Léger, Owner and CEO of FPL Food, on behalf of the North American Meat Institute (Meat Institute) offered his perspective on the market as a beef packer and processor during the House Agriculture Committee’s hearing to “Review the State of the Livestock Industry.”

“The cattle and beef industry are driven by the supply and demand fundamentals of the free market, and the cattle industry is cyclical,” Léger said...

 

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Oct 8 7:52 AM, General News


New Texas A&M Report: Government Interference in Beef & Cattle Markets has Unintended Consequences

In response to a bipartisan request from the House Agriculture Committee, Texas A&M University has completed a comprehensive report on the U.S. cattle and beef markets written by leading economists across the country. Among its key findings is that proposals increasing government intervention and mandates will cost livestock producers billions of dollars.

“Thursday the House Agriculture Committee will hold the fourth Congressional hearing this year on beef and cattle markets. It is no surprise that the Texas A&M analysis reflects the expert testimony at..."

 

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Oct 6 8:42 AM, General News


North American Meat Institute Selects Inaugural Class of Emerging Leaders

The North American Meat Institute (Meat Institute) selected 20 participants for its inaugural Emerging Leaders Program , which will apply the vision of the Meat Institute’s Protein PACT to future industry executives who proved themselves ready to take the next step in their leadership journey.

This unique program – sponsored by the Food Safety Net Services (FSNS) – will prepare the winners with the knowledge and understanding, at both the industry level and operational level, they need to champion continuous improvement outlined in the Protein PACT within their own organizations and the industry...

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Sep 30 8:49 AM, General News


Meat Institute Joins U.S.-Led Sustainable Productivity Growth Coalition, Submits Protein PACT 

The North American Meat Institute today (Thursday) announced that it will join the U.S. government-led multistakeholder Coalition of Action on Sustainable Productivity Growth for Food Security and Resource Conservation to be launched by the Biden administration at the UN Food Systems Summit.

The Meat Institute also announced that more than 96 percent of comments received during a public consultation launched in July supported its draft sustainability framework and the Protein PACT for the People, Animals, and Climate of Tomorrow, which the Meat Institute has submitted to...

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Sep 24 12:58 PM, General News


North American Meat Institute to Secretary Vilsack: Scapegoating Industry Does Not Help Consumer

The North American Meat Institute (Meat Institute) today said the Secretary of Agriculture’s transparent attempts to scapegoat the meat and poultry industry to shift blame for inflationary prices will not help consumers.

“The Administration cannot ignore the fundamental principles of supply and demand,” said Meat Institute President and CEO Julie Anna Potts. “Americans are experiencing firsthand what the Secretary refuses to acknowledge, the effects of COVID and lack of labor are hurting consumers, and nothing proposed by the Secretary of Agriculture on the structure of the..." 

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Sep 15 8:50 AM, General News


NAMI Applauds the Nomination of Elaine Trevino to be Chief Ag Negotiator at USTR

The North American Meat Institute applauds President Joe Biden’s nomination of Elaine Trevino to serve as the Chief Agricultural Negotiator in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.

“As the president of the Almond Alliance of California, Elaine Trevino has experience fighting for trade policies and agreements that are also important to the meat and poultry industry. Recently Elaine has been outspoken on the need to address the crisis at our ports and has worked closely with the Meat Institute to develop..."

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Sep 15 8:31 AM, General News


North American Meat Institute Urges President Biden to Act on Unfair Ocean Carrier Practices

The North American Meat Institute (Meat Institute), along with more than 70 agriculture associations, today called on President Joe Biden to address ocean carrier practices that are causing increased costs and delays for American businesses. To underscore the urgency of this crisis, and the need for immediate action from a broad cross-section of stakeholders, the organizations also delivered the letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers Cecilia Rouse, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland and Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) Chair Dan Maffei.

Despite some positive steps implemented by the Administration, “the problem not only persists, but is becoming...

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Sep 15 8:30 AM, General News


North American Meat Institute Statement on Consumer Prices for Meat and Poultry Products

The North American Meat Institute today issued the following statement about inflammatory statements regarding the meat and poultry industry and the price of consumer goods during a labor shortage and a global pandemic:

“As with almost every industry, meat and poultry packers and processors of all sizes have been, and continue to be, affected by the global pandemic and the inflationary trends that challenge the U.S. economy,” said Mark Dopp, Chief Operating Officer for the North American Meat Institute. “American consumers of most goods and services are..."

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Sep 10 8:52 AM, General News


North American Meat Institute Calls for Moratorium on Prop 12 Enforcement

With California’s Proposition 12’s (Prop 12) January 1, 2022, effective date for pork looming and the rules implementing the law nearly two years late and far from final, the North American Meat Institute (Meat Institute) today called for a moratorium on enforcement to allow those subject to the law time to comply.

“Until final rules issue, affected companies are ‘on hold’ with respect to what they must do to comply with Prop 12 to avoid the risk of criminal prosecution,” said The Meat Institute’s Chief Operating Officer...

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Aug 31 8:30 AM, General News


Experts Agree: Livestock Markets Not Broken; Affected by Supply and Demand

With cattle futures reaching new multi-year highs this week, The North American Meat Institute today submitted testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee underscoring the supply and demand fundamentals of beef and livestock markets and opposing further government intervention that will result in unintended consequences.

“Industry experts, market participants and economists testifying before three different congressional committees in the past two months have found that beef and cattle markets have behaved predictably given supply and demand pressures,” said Julie Anna Potts, President and CEO of the North American Meat Institute...

 

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Jul 29 3:30 PM, General News







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