Mexico becomes the first country to approve the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Free Trade Agreement.
A resolution supporting the reestablishment of a country-of-origin labeling (COOL) program was introduced by Montana Senator Jon Tester.
In separate interviews with AgriTalk representatives from two major beef industry organizations discussed major trade deals that have been negotiated recently.
In a letter to Congressional leaders, NCBA and 39 of its state affiliates urged swift ratification of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).
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.”
“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.
Both the U.S. Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) and National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) are happy with elements of the farm bill.
Passage still expected despite Senate move which ran afoul of the Constitution.