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COOL: R-CALF, NFU Seek FTC Assistance

R-CALF and the National Farmers Union ask the Federal Trade Commission to correct “substantive conflicts” seen between existing federal law and USDA’s “past, present and future meat labeling schemes.”

NM Judge Rejects COOL Lawsuit

A New Mexico federal judge has permanently dismissed a pair of lawsuits against the Big 4 meat packers. The decision was appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit.

Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue
Perdue Nixes Revival Of mCOOL, Suggests Voluntary Labels

In his State of the Rural Economy testimony before Congress this week, Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue said USDA is working to develop a voluntary label for beef products that will conform to WTO regulations.

COOL was repealed in 2015
COOL, Packers To Clash In N.M. Court

A pair of lawsuits filed in New Mexico charge the nation's four largest meatpackers are misleading consumers with false labels on beef products.

Beef top sirloin label.
USCA Says Producers, Consumers Deserve 'Accurate Labels'

The U.S. Cattlemen's Association calls for "accurate meat labels" and noted they have asked FSIS to use certain labeling claims to be used exclusively for cattle "born, raised and slaughtered" in the U.S.

NCBA has reaffirmed its policy supporting voluntary country-of-origin labeling (COOL).
NCBA Seeks Clarity, Consistency in Beef Origin Labeling Practices

NCBA says it will work with the USDA's Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) to address the Agency’s longstanding policy on geographic origin statements for beef.

USCA; NCBA Release Statements about South Dakota Labeling Legislation

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.”

Kacy Atkinson
Commentary: ‘Get In The Freaking Ark!'

Fifth-generation Wyoming rancher Kacy Atkinson says it’s time for cattlemen to stop the infighting and begin to understand the real issues affecting the beef industry.