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Campaign launched to combat top meat myths

The American Meat Institute, in conjunction with the American Meat Science Association, today launched its “Meat MythCrushers” campaign in an effort to reconnect Americans to modern food production FULL STORY »

Corn ethanol: Burning up food budgets

"While Nebraskans are closely watching gas prices escalate at the pump, they are also starting to see something else eating away at their budgets: rising food costs,” says AMI President and CEO J. Patrick Boyle in a guest editorial published Wednesday in the Lincoln Journal Star. FULL STORY »

AMI calls meat inspectors essential, should not be affected if government closes

The American Meat Institute (AMI) today urged the Obama administration to classify meat and poultry inspectors as essential personnel who are not subject to work stoppage if the government shuts down due to the ongoing budget impasses. FULL STORY »

Quick passage of Korea FTA stressed in Lincoln Journal Star editorial

While Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack gave a needed push to the proposed U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA) earlier this month, more should be done to ensure this opportunity doesn’t slip by, according to an editorial published today in the Lincoln Journal Star. FULL STORY »

AMI supports repeal act proposed to end ethanol subsidies

AMI joined a broad and diverse coalition of more than 30 groups in support of a repeal act written to end ethanol tax credits. FULL STORY »

One in four Americans worried about having enough money for food, survey finds

One in four Americans is worried about having enough money to put food on the table in the coming year, according to new research conducted by Hart Research Associates and commissioned by the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) and Tyson Foods, Inc. FULL STORY »

American Meat Institute unveils safe equipment design checklist

The American Institute (AMI) Thursday unveiled a Safe Equipment Design Checklist aimed at ensuring that equipment used in meat and poultry plants is designed in compliance with key standards and minimizes hazards and injuries. FULL STORY »

Groups call for end to ethanol subsidies

The American Meat Institute joined more than 30 diverse organizations in sending a letter applauding legislation that would end the refundable Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit. FULL STORY »

FY 2012 budget proposal released; once again proposes user fees

The Obama Administration this week released its budget proposal for FY 2012, which once again proposes user fees for basic inspection services and for repeat inspections triggered by non-compliance. According to the proposed budget, the user fees would generate $11 million from the regulated industry in 2012. FULL STORY »

To combat obesity, reduce calories & replace carbs & fat intake with protein

For those wishing to lose weight or avoid gaining weight, reducing overall caloric intake is key, perhaps by substituting protein intake in place of both carbohydrate and fat intake, according a to a new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. FULL STORY »

USDA report: Ethanol policy to keep corn price high

The continued U.S. demand for corn-based ethanol combined with the ongoing European Union biodiesel demand for vegetable oils will keep prices for corn, oilseeds and many other crops at historically high levels, according to a new USDA report “Agricultural Projections to 2020.” The report forecasts meat, poultry and grain production through the next decade. FULL STORY »

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