Rhame, N.D., rancher Leo McDonnell, executive officer and director emeritus for the U.S. Cattlemen's Association, was among six people who testified about Country of Origin Labeling on June 25 during a Senate Agriculture Committee hearing.
The Senate Agriculture Committee held a hearing Thursday on how to handle the World Trade Organization decision that the U.S. country-of-origin labeling program for beef and pork discriminates against Canadian and Mexican producers, but the defenders of labeling and the critics are still in almost opposite corners about what should be done.
National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson is urging members of Congress to vote against the House Agriculture Committee-passed bill to repeal country-of-origin labeling (COOL) for beef, pork and chicken.
Summer meals for many begin on the grill. What if I told you the sanctity of throwing a burger or steak on the grill is under attack? And this attack is specifically directed at your rights as a consumer?
A combination of 68 Democrats and Republicans joined Chairman K. Michael Conaway in introducing this bipartisan bill that will effectively repeal country-of-origin labeling requirements for beef, pork, and chicken, while leaving intact the requirements for all other covered commodities.
U.S. House of Representatives Agriculture Committee Chairman Michael Conaway said on Tuesday he expects an early June vote on legislation to repeal U.S. meat labeling laws to avoid costly retaliation from Canada and Mexico.
Canada plans to seek permission to retaliate against U.S. imports after a World Trade Organization ruling that U.S. meat labeling laws are discriminatory, Canadian Trade Minister Ed Fast and Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz said on Monday.
The U.S. has lost a battle with Canada and Mexico over its meat labeling rules, the World Trade Organization said on Monday in a ruling that backed calls to scrap the laws or risk costly trade retaliation.
In papers filed today in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, industry opponents to the U.S. country-of-origin labeling (COOL) law dropped their longstanding case against the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The U.S. government has decided to appeal the World Trade Organization ruling against the U.S. program of country-of-origin labeling for red meat.
A WTO panel found that the U.S. program discriminated against Canadian and Mexican beef and pork, but affirmed the U.S. government’s right to label meat by country of origin. The Canadian and Mexican governments brought the case against the United States.
On Oct. 31, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit denied a request for a rehearing on a motion for preliminary injunction to block implementation of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s May 2013 final rule on country-of-origin labeling for red meat. The request came from the American Meat Institute and other groups.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative will decide whether to appeal the World Trade Organization decision that found fault with the U.S. country-of-origin labeling regime for red meat, and added that the WTO has asked any appeal to be held until January.
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