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North American Meat Association

With representatives in the United States, Canada and Mexico, and a community of more than 600 companies, NAMA provides its members exceptional regulatory advocacy, educational opportunities, and a spirit of partnership that is unique in the industry.

Meat Buyer’s Guide

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The Meat Buyer’s Guide in English & Spanish

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Online Meat Buyer’s Guide

Online Meat Buyer\s Guide Video

How to Join NAMA


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NAMA Scholarship Foundation

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Our Mission

To provide exceptional regulatory advocacy, opportunities for education, and a spirit of partnership, while fostering life-long relationships and long-term prosperity for the benefit of our members.

Upcoming Events

NAMA Outlook Conference, Sep 11-14

September 11, 2014

The ​NAMA ​Outlook ​Conference ​provides ​attendee...

NAMA Beef Safety Conference, Oct 15-16

October 15, 2014

Held annually since 2007, this event provides valuable insig...

Meat Pavilion, Feb. 8-11

February 08, 2015

Showcase your products and services in the 'Meat Pavilion' o...

Top Stories

NAMA and AMI to Proceed with Merger

The two organizations will merge effective January 1, 2015. [more]

NAMA Announces 2014 Beef Safety Conference

NAMA Announces conference on “Pathogen Control and Regulatory Compliance in Beef Processing” to be held October 15-16, 2014, in Chicago, Illinois. [more]

Industry groups ask Congress to act if COOL found noncompliant

Congress asked to take action on Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) rule if it is found to be in violation of U.S. international trade obligations. (Agri-Pulse) [more]