Committed to the Education and Advocacy of the Meat Processing Industry in Washington, Oregon and Idaho.

Welcome to the Northwest Meat Processors Association

The Northwest Meat Processors Association shall work for the betterment of the meat industry in the Northwest. This will be accomplished by providing strong, qualified leadership that represents the interests of the meat industry in the legislative halls. In addition, we keep our members informed of developments and matters of development and matters of interest in the meat industry.

Catch up on the EPA’s Proposed Waster Water Treatment For Meat Processors

Provided by AAMP

HACCP Class Offering

The Northwest Meat Processors Association (NWMPA) in partnership with the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) is pleased to offer an in-person Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) certification course on April 13th & 14th.

Become a Member

Benefits of membership include:


Sausage Seminars, Cured Meats Classes, The regular newsletter which members receive will keep them informed on important local and national news in the meat industry, industry trends and association activities which may have a direct effect on their business.

✓Annual Convention

The Annual Convention is a highlight of each year. This great show features education with meetings that address crucial issues in the meat industry; great fun and fellowship with your fellow meat processors, plus a large show of exhibits by leading manufacturers and suppliers.

✓Continuing Education Seminars

Sausage Seminars, Cured Meats Classes, Plant tours, Regulatory Seminars… anything that will help our members keep ahead of changes… These are just a few of the special meetings we conduct for our NWMPA members!

Representation in the State Government

The NWMPA has a record of achievement in dealing with government problems. In fact, you may want to ask yourself, “Have you stopped harmful legislation?” The NWMPA has! That’s where our strength in numbers comes in. A group united as the NWMPA can work wonders in the State Government. That’s one reason why you should be a part!

✓Northwest Cured Meats Show

This show held in conjunction with the Annual Convention gives members the opportunity to have their products judged and rated. Winners regularly take advantage of the great publicity of winning through the media and by the display of the awards.

Our Apprenticeship Program

The NWMPA is pleased to announce that we have our Meat Cutters Apprenticeship Program ready to roll out! We are now taking applications for shops to join and become a part of this industry changing program to raise the level of workmanship, wages and working conditions for everyone in the meat industry in Washington, Oregon and Idaho.

Recent Events

News & Announcements

OSU Looking for new meat lab manager

Department of Animal and Rangeland Sciences Oregon State UniversityCorvallis, OR 97331Clark Meat Science Center Manager Applications are invited for a full time manager of the Clark Meat Science Center Manager. This position directs the day-to-day operations, retail...

University of Idaho Meat Processing Workshop

 Topics include beef harvest & discussions of humane animal welfare, food safety refresher, beef carcass fabrication & more!  May 22nd and 23rd, 2023.Reserve your spot today. If you are looking for a master class on beef processing, this event is for you! To...

Meat Processors Brace for Impact as EPA Proposes New Regulations on Wastewater Discharge

CONTACT Troy Wilcox NWMPA [email protected] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Meat Processors Brace for Impact as EPA Proposes New Regulations on Wastewater Discharge May 10th, 2023 - In an effort to explain what is happening with the EPA and the impact this will have on the...

USDA Announces Funding Availability to Expand Meat and Poultry Processing Options for Underserved Producers and Tribal Communities

Up to $125 million through two grant programs will increase choices for producers, including new capacity for indigenous meat processing to support tribal food systems WASHINGTON, April 19, 2023 – Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the...

Individualized, technical support available for Washington meat processors

WSDA’s Regional Markets new Meat & Poultry Assistance Program is sponsoring individualized, technical support to Washington meat processors. You can sign up for (free) one-on-one consultations with industry specialists whose areas of expertise include: grants,...

Oregon State Meat Inspection Program Announcement

It's official! Oregon has become the first state on the West Coast approved to operate a state meat inspection program. The Oregon Department of Agriculture has entered into a cooperative agreement with the USDA, FSIS to develop, administer and enforce requirements...