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RANCHERS SUE USDA

A group of U.S. ranchers Monday filed a suit against the USDA, seeking to force meat from other countries to again be labeled as such. The lawsuit seeks to overturn a March 2016 decision by the USDA to revoke regulations requiring imported meat products to be labeled with their country of origin. That change allowed… read more

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CONGRESS UPDATE

The U.S. Senate voted 65-33 Friday on a package of spending and tax bills that will keep the federal government operating through the end of next September. Important provisions for agriculture: the legislation makes permanent the Section 179 small business expensing option and repeals mandatory country of origin labelling for beef and pork preventing $1… read more

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179 UPDATE

The House today approved the Section 179 plan; and will deal with COOL on Friday.  The Senate is expected to follow. Check FarmWeekNow.com for the latest on our action request.

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Action Request: Section 179 & COOL Labeling

Farm Bureau members: Call your Senators & Congressmen to urge support of permanent Section 179 and repeal of mandatory country of origin labeling. Congressional leaders last night released details of a $1.1 trillion Fiscal 2016 spending bill that would also repeal mandatory country of origin labeling for beef and pork. Passage of the bill that would… read more

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MEAT LABELS

The fate of the country-of-origin labeling law for meat is hanging on a massive spending bill that could be released on Monday, and the food industry has been clinging to hopes that a measure preempting state GMO labeling laws also could be included.

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COOL UPDATE

Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D., Mich.) is calling for voluntary Country-of-Origin Labels on meat. With Canada and Mexico threatening retaliatory action against the U.S. for requiring country-of-origin labels on meat sold in the U.S.,  a key Senate Democrat, is pushing for a voluntary label that still allows domestic beef and pork to be identified as a… read more

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COOL RETALIATION

Canada and Mexico today will request from the World Trade Organization authorization to impose more than $3 billion in tariffs on U.S. goods in retaliation for Washington’s failure to bring country-of-origin labeling (COOL) law into compliance with trade laws.

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COOL RETALIATION

Canada and Mexico are seeking the go-ahead from the World Trade Organization to impose just over $3 billion in tariffs against U.S. exports in retaliation for losses they claim to have suffered because of U.S. country-of-origin labeling (COOL) requirements.

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TPA UPDATE

The Senate passed Trade Promotion Authority before heading into Memorial Day recess, capping off a tumultuous week that also included committee action in the House and Senate ag panels and a final ruling from the World Trade Organization on a country-of-origin labeling law.

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COOL RETALIATION

Mexico said it would decide within about 15 days what sanctions to impose on U.S. meat products if the U.S. Congress does not comply with a World Trade Organization ruling on labeling on Thursday.

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