NAMI opposes new Biden executive order
The trade association representing packers and processors is speaking out against President Biden’s new executive order. North American Meat Institute President and CEO Julie Anna Potts says government intervention in the market will increase the cost of food for consumers at a time when many are still suffering from the consequences of the pandemic. In a statement, Potts says the proposed changes from the Biden administration will open the floodgates for litigation that will ultimately limit livestock producers’ ability to market livestock as they choose.
Potts says the Biden proposals announced Friday have been considered and rejected before and are counter to the precedent set in eight federal circuit court decisions.
As for Biden’s wish to review the “Product of USA” label, Potts says her organization will participate in that rulemaking process.