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 […]

USCA Responds to “Beef Market Myths” Report on Capitol Hill

A report titled “Common Beef Marketing Myths and Facts” from the North American Meat Institute is being circulated on Capitol Hill. U.S. Cattlemen’s Association President Brooke Miller said the organization appreciates the commitment of U.S. livestock groups to expanding the capacity of the nation’s meat processing facilities. “However, it would be helpful if the meatpacking […]

Meat Institute Responds to DOJ Investigation Calls

Earlier this week, the North American Meat Institute defended its members against allegations of wrongdoing in the cattle market. The response follows a closed-door meeting between livestock and farm groups focusing on ways to improve cattle market transparency and a letter from Republican lawmakers to the Department of Justice. The lawmakers requested DOJ continue its […]

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 […]

Court Rejects Prop 12 Challenge in California

The North American Meat Institute’s challenge to California’s Prop 12 is unsuccessful once again. Earlier this week, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the institute’s challenge to the California 2018 ballot initiative that imposes new standards for animal housing. The court decision confirms an initial judgment in October. Roughly 63% of California voters approved […]

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 […]

Study Shows Meat Demand Will Remain Strong in 2020

It looks like meat demand will remain strong in the coming year. The Food Industry Association and the Foundation for Meat and Poultry Research, along with the North American Meat Institute Foundation, combined to produce their 15th-annual in-depth study of meat and poultry from the consumer’s perspective. The Power of Meat 2020 takes a deep […]