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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 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

U.S.-Japan squabble over beef threatens Trans-Pacific Partnership

U.S. and Japan trying to reach a compromise on tariffs for beef and other products. (Los Angeles Times) [more]

Meat sales boom in China

Sheepmeat and beef sales boomed in China in 2013 with mutton rising 254 percent to 57,888 tonnes. (Queensland Country Life) [more]

NAMA Welcomes Vote by AMI to Proceed with Merger

North American Meat Association (NAMA) welcomed the news that the general members of the American Meat Institute (AMI) voted unanimously to proceed with a merger. (statement) [more]