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AMI: Senators Call For End To Ethanol Tariffs & Subsidies

U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Jon Kyl (R-AZ) today led a bipartisan coalition of 17 Senators in calling for an end to tariffs and subsidies supporting ethanol. FULL STORY »

AMI Urges Congress To Allow Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit To Expire

AMI joined 57 groups in urging Congress to allow the refundable Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit (VEETC) to sunset this year. FULL STORY »

AMI Urges USDA To Withdraw Proposed Livestock & Poultry Marketing Rule

The American Meat Institute (AMI) today filed comments urging the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) to withdraw its livestock and poultry marketing proposed rule FULL STORY »

Fiscal Commission Recommends User Fees For Meat Industry

The Co-Chairs of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, established earlier this year to suggest actions to address the national debt, last week recommended that user fees be charged to meat and poultry processing facilities to finance food safety and inspection services. FULL STORY »

Report: FDA Should Implement Risk-Based Approach To Improve Food Safety

To more proactively tackle food safety problems, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) should implement a risk-based approach to pinpoint where along the production, distribution and handling chains there is the greatest potential for contamination and other problems, says a new report by the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council.
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AMI: EPA To Gather Wastewater Data From Some Animal Feeding Operations As Part Of Court Settlement

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will gather wastewater data from concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) that self-certify that they do not have discharges into waterways covered by the Clean Water Act. The move is part of a court settlement with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), the Sierra Club and the Waterkeepers Alliance.
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AMI Releases Video Offering Tips On How To Stretch Your Meat Dollar

The American Meat Institute (AMI) today unveiled a new video that offers consumers tips about how to stretch their meat dollar while shopping for meat and poultry products.

The video, featuring Betsy Booren, Ph.D., director of scientific affairs of the American Meat Institute Foundation, is the eighth and final installment of AMI’s new “Ask the Meat Scientist” series.
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A. Dewey Bond, Former Senior Vice President Of AMI, Passes

A. Dewey Bond, 87, former senior vice president of the American Meat Institute (AMI), passed away on May 25, 2010, in Great Falls, Va., where he had resided for many years.
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AMI Guest Column: Interference in Corn Markets Hurts Consumers In The Long Run

“Thirty years ago, the federal government extended a helping hand to the corn-based ethanol industry, providing yearly subsidies and blocking foreign ethanol from being imported into the country. Unfortunately, this continuing assistance for a mature industry has had negative consequences in the meat and poultry sector,” says AMI President and CEO J. Patrick Boyle in a guest column appearing in Food & Drink Digital. FULL STORY »

AMI Releases Video On What It Means To Be Lean

The American Meat Institute (AMI) today unveiled a new educational video outlining for consumers the nutritional requirements a cut of meat or poultry must meet to be labeled “lean.”

The video, featuring Betsy Booren, Ph.D., director of scientific affairs of the American Meat Institute Foundation, is the seventh installment of AMI’s new “Ask the Meat Scientist” series.
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AMI's U.S. Meat Industry At A Glance Updated For 2010

The American Meat Institute (AMI) today released an updated version of its U.S. Meat Industry at a Glance document and pocket guide to reflect the most recent data available for 2010.
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