Mexico becomes the first country to approve the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Free Trade Agreement.
In separate interviews with AgriTalk representatives from two major beef industry organizations discussed major trade deals that have been negotiated recently.
“Friday was a big day for us in the beef business,” said Colin Woodall, vice president of regulatory affairs for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, told AgriTalk host Chip Flory on Monday.
A resolution supporting the reestablishment of a country-of-origin labeling (COOL) program was introduced by Montana Senator Jon Tester.
This week South Dakota Senators John Thune (R-SD) and Mike Rounds (R-SD) introduced a bill to amend the Federal Meat Inspection Act to modify requirements that meat is labeled “Product of U.S.A.”
South Dakota's congressional delegation pressed the U.S. agriculture secretary Wednesday to expedite a provision in the new farm bill that helps ranchers in the Dakotas and Nebraska recover from an October blizzard.
In a letter to Congressional leaders, NCBA and 39 of its state affiliates urged swift ratification of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).
U.S. consumers will now find it harder to learn where their beef or pork was born, raised and slaughtered.