FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 11, 2005
Contact: Jeremy Russell, Director of Communications and Government Relations
NMA APPEAL GRANTED, HEARINGS SCHEDULED
OAKLAND, CA – National Meat Association’s emergency appeal to be allowed to seek intervenor status in R-CALF v. USDA was granted today by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. NMA’s opening brief will be due March 21 and answering briefs from R-CALF and USDA will be due March 28.
“We are very appreciative that our appeal has been granted and will work with all parties for the quick resolution of this litigation,” said NMA Executive Director Rosemary Mucklow.
National Meat Association is a non-profit trade association. Since 1946, NMA has represented meat packers and processors, equipment manufacturers and food suppliers who provide services to the meat industry. The association has members throughout the United States, as well as in Canada, Australia and Mexico.