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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

Webinar-Dietary Guidelines Member Briefing, Apr 24

April 24, 2014

AMI is hosting a member briefing for AMI and NAMA members on...

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...

Top Stories

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]

U.S. Meat and Poultry Groups Support Administration on TPP

Five meat and poultry organizations thanked President Barack Obama for the Administration’s efforts in the ongoing Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations. (press release) [more]

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]