Animal Ag Organizations Launch Protein PACT

Earlier this week, U.S. animal agriculture groups announced the Protein PACT. The coalition is the first joint initiative designed to accelerate momentum and verify progress toward global sustainable development goals across the animal protein sector. The Protein PACT was submitted to the UN Food Systems Summit as a sustainability game changer, and sustainable livestock and […]

Meat Institute Opposes Government Intervention in Meat Markets

The North American Meat Institute has voiced its opposition to recent action intended to make changes to the Packers and Stockyards Act. In a statement, the organization said, President Biden’s executive order calling for the Department of Agriculture to change the Packers and Stockyards rules will have unintended consequences for consumers and producers. Meat Institute […]

20 States Support NAMI Against Prop 12

A total of 20 states filed a brief with the Supreme Court supporting the North American Meat Institute’s petition challenging the constitutionality of California’s Proposition 12. “The governments of nearly half the states agree that if California is allowed to apply its laws of conduct in other states, a single state will dictate policies in […]

Meat Institute Seeks Supreme Court Review in Case against California’s Prop 12

The North American Meat Institute recently asked the Supreme Court to review an earlier ruling in a challenge of California’s Proposition 12 [The Farm Animal Confinement Initiative]. The Meat Institute petition specifically asks the Supreme Court to review a 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Circuit ruling in a challenge by the organization. The Meat Institute […]

Meat Worker COVID-19 Cases Five Times Lower than June

A new analysis of independent data for 2020 shows that new COVID-19 infection rates amongst meat and poultry workers were five times lower in December than in May. Meanwhile, rates in the general population rocketed up nine times in the same period. According to data from the Food and Environment Reporting Network, the meat and […]

Meat & Poultry Worker COVID Infection Rates Lower than General Population

A new analysis of independent data for November shows that reported new COVID-19 infection rates among meat and poultry workers were more than eight times lower than the general population. Data from the Food and Environment Reporting Network says the meat and poultry sector reported an average of 5.57 new cases per 10,000 workers daily […]

Meat Demand Jumps During Pandemic

Because of stay at home orders nationwide, consumers are staying home, eating at home, and that’s translated into many families purchasing more and more meat. Julie Anna Potts, North American Meat Institute President and CEO, said the demand is not a result of more people saying home and hording. “We believe that people return to […]