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Technical Resources and Affiliations

Technical Resources and Affiliations

North American Meat Institute
USHSLA is a closely aligned with the North American Meat Institute. Both associations work together to enhance the value and quality of U.S. meat and hide products.

USDA-ARS Eastern Regional Research Center
The ERRC has responsibility for fundamental, applied and developmental research on agricultural commodities, including milk, meat, poultry, hides, leather, wool, fats, oils, fruits, vegetables and juices. The ERRC has a number of hides and skins-related research projects underway, and USHSLA is supportive of their efforts.

American Leather Chemists Association
Founded by tanners and leather chemists in 1903, the American Leather Chemists Association provide agricultural chemical research and analytical testing methods.

Leather Industries of America
One of the oldest trade associations in the United States, the Leather Industries of America has represented tanners and leather suppliers since 1917.

USDA Foreign Agricultural Service
FAS provides valuable trade statistics for U.S. commodities, including weekly sales reports on hides and skins.

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