AMI: Senators Introduce Bill To Extend Ethanol Incentives

Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Kent Conrad (D-ND) have introduced the Grow Renewable Energy from Ethanol Naturally Jobs Act of 2010. The bill extends the ethanol blenders’ tax credit; the small ethanol producers tax credit; the cellulosic producer tax credit; and the ethanol import tariff.

AMI Guest Editorial: Government Shouldn't Pick Sides In Ethanol Debate

“When the federal government decided it was going to require a market for corn-based ethanol, nurture it with taxpayer dollars and protect it with import tariffs, that quickly created a competitive rift in parts of the otherwise harmonious U.S. agriculture community.,” says AMI President and CEO J. Patrick Boyle in a guest editorial in today’s edition of Feedstuffs, the weekly newspaper for agribusiness.

The Supreme Court Of California Affirms Federal Preemption In Lawsuit Brought By AMI

The Supreme Court of California has denied a petition to review a lower appellate court decision, which held that California’s Proposition 65 is expressly preempted by the Federal Meat Inspection Act (FMIA).

AMI: U.S. Meets National Health Objective For E. coli O157:H7 Infections

The U.S. meat and poultry industry today said that a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announcement that the U.S. has achieved its public health goal for E. coli H157: H7 is a testament to the power of industry and government efforts to improve food safety.

AMI: National Sodium Reduction Initiative to Release Targets & Commitments April 26

The New York City-based National Sodium Reduction Initiative (NSRI) will publicly release its sodium reduction targets and industry commitments on Monday, April 26, 2010, in New York City.

NCGA: Our View: It’s Not About Ethanol

On Friday, the American Meat Institute posted an aggressive statement on “corn ethanol” on their Web site, apparently in response to our request that they disassociate themselves from radical groups who oppose not only corn and soybean production in the United States but also oppose the meat industry.

AMI: Federal Court Dismisses Frivolous Hot Dog Lawsuit

A frivolous, nuisance lawsuit filed through the vegan, animal rights group, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) and its “Cancer Project” has been dismissed.

NCGA: Our View: The American Meat Institute’s Curious ‘Scorched Earth’ Strategy

An old saying states that you can tell the measure of someone by the company they keep. In that regard, the American Meat Institute is keeping some rather curious company these days as it wages war on an imagined enemy, the corn ethanol industry. FULL STORY »

AMI: Study - Ethanol Mandate Creates 10 Percent Chance Of Corn Price Spike

If the U.S. corn industry experiences a weather-induced shortfall that typically has a 10 percent chance of happening in any given year, the price of a bushel of corn could rise to more than $7, and the impact of this price spike would be felt throughout the agriculture sector, according to a new study by the University of Illinois.

Russia Lifts Import Ban On U.S. Pork; FSIS Issues Revised List Of Plants Eligible For Export

In light of Russia’s announcement that it is lifting a months-long ban of U.S. pork products, Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has published a revised list of plants eligible to export pork and pork products to Russia.

AMI: Wall Street Journal Editorial - When You Can't Beat 'Em Scream Monopoly

"When you can't beat 'em, scream monopoly. That’s the vintage gambit now playing out in the farm business, with the encouragement of the Department of Justice," 'states a recent Wall Street Journal editorial. FULL STORY »

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