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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

For Undergraduates


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 Washington Conference, Apr 29-May 1

April 29, 2014

Join a distinguished group of leaders from NAMA in Washingto...

NAMA Webinar: Small Business Focus: Fraud Protection and Forensic Accounting, May 8

May 08, 2014

While no one wants to think it will happen to them, business...

NAMA Center of the Plate Training, Jun 3-5

June 03, 2014

NAMA's Center of the Plate Training® is a three-day course ...

Top Stories

Japan may cut US beef tariffs in crucial trade talks

Japan is considering slashing tariffs on U.S. beef imports to less than 10 percent. (Reuters) [more]

NAMA Votes to Merge with AMI

The NAMA Board approves a plan to merge with the American Meat Institute (AMI). (press release) [more]

BPI's Lean Finely Textured Beef Defamation Case Will Proceed

The defamation case Beef Products Inc. filed against ABC will move forward. (Farm Futures) [more]