The American Association of Meat Processors announced today its support for H.R. 1258 and S.370, Strengthening Local Processing Act, legislation that provides many of the critical items to help small processors improve and grow their businesses. The Strengthening Local Processing Act provides small plants with the funds needed to grow and expand, and supports a scale-appropriate […]

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WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have released joint coronavirus-related interim guidance for meatpacking and meat processing workers and employers – including those involved in beef, pork and poultry operations. The guidance includes recommended actions employers can take to reduce the […]

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GREENTOP, MO and GALESBURG, IL, Jan. 15, 2020 – Western’s Smokehouse, a leading manufacturer of premium, crafted meat snacks, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Thrushwood Farms. Western’s Smokehouse and Thrushwood Farms provide contract manufacturing and private label services to the leading natural, artisanal, and better-for-you brands in the category. Both facilities are […]

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As I look at the year ahead and what it means for the independent processor, the outlook continues to be promising. AAMP members, as well as others in the industry, report sustained business growth and more opportunities on the horizon. There are certainly challenges to maintaining this growth and being able to provide customers with […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN, PA (August 2, 2019) – Rick Reams was elected president of the American Association of Meat Processors (AAMP) last week during the 80th Annual Convention of Meat Processors and Suppliers’ Exhibition, in Mobile, Alabama. Reams is the owner of RJ’s Meats in Hudson, Wis., and K’Nack in St. Paul, Minn. Reams, a Hudson native, has owned […]

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