After the announcement that the House and Senate agriculture leaders constructed and agreed on a five-year farm bill proposal, many agriculture groups applauded the efforts and outcome to be voted on later this week. However, some organizations fear that their members will face economic harm because in its current form, the 2014 farm bill fails to fix the U.S. Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) law.
“The bill that the conference committee released Monday is not one that addresses the concerns of our members,” said Scott George, president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. “The released bill is a slap in the face to every livestock producer in this country and we are calling on Congress to fix the mistakes they have made that are costing cattlemen and women every day.”
Canada and Mexico filed a complaint over the law with the World Trade Organization, which is expected to rule on it next month.… Continue readingRead More »