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Chris Leonard’s new book The Meat Racket uses a series of personal stories and anecdotes to critique the U.S. meat and poultry industry. His book makes clear his nostalgic vision for the U.S. meat and poultry industry: a vision pining for a return to an earlier part of the 20th... more

Washington, D.C. - The American Meat Institute (AMI) today told the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative that mandatory country-of-origin labeling (COOL) violates the United States' international trade obligations for many reasons and that the U.S. must honor these obligations.

The... more

Fort Collins, Colo. – AMI Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and General Counsel Mark Dopp today released the following statement in connection with a U.S. Department of Agriculture-Department of Justice workshop on competition in agriculture:

“We are confident that the USDA-DOJ... more

Washington, D.C. – A proposed rule that attempts to change dramatically the way livestock are procured and marketed in the U.S. meat industry is a “regulatory end-run” around judicial rulings that would have a severe and detrimental impact on livestock producers and the meat industry, according... more

Washington, D.C. - The American Meat Institute (AMI) today told the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative that mandatory country-of-origin labeling (COOL) violates the United States' international trade obligations for many reasons and that the U.S. must honor these obligations.

The... more

Washington, D.C. – In comments submitted today to the Department of Justice (DOJ), The American Meat Institute (AMI) said that existing anti-trust and competition statutes are equally applicable and effective for the meat industry and all industries, and that efforts to regulate the meat... more

The American Meat Institute (AMI) today launched www.TheMarketWorks.org, a new web site showcasing how U.S. meat and poultry industry structure and practices are a response to signals from customers and make the U.S. meat and poultry supply the envy of... more

Washington, D.C., April 19, 2007 – “The strength of the livestock marketing system in the U.S. is the flexibility it provides to producers, packers/processors and retailers in responding to market signals and offering increasing variety of alternatives for the producer through to the consumer,”... more

AMI President J. Patrick Boyle today told the House Committee on Agriculture, Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry that the U.S. meat packing industry is dynamic and competitive and that the industry will oppose legislative and regulatory efforts to restrict livestock marketing and... more

Washington, DC – The American Meat Institute (AMI) strongly opposes efforts to restrict the ways in which meat packers conduct business. AMI submitted comments stating this opposition at a hearing today in Grand Island, Neb., to discuss a potential ban on packer ownership and control of... more

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