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South Dakota Squashes COOL Attempt

2/27/2017 8:38:00 AM
The South Dakota legislature has stopped a move to require country-of-origin labeling on beef sold within the state. Only 13 senators voted in favor of rewriting the state’s COOL law. >> Read More

Legislation Introduced to Reform the Commodity Checkoff Program

7/14/2016 2:57:00 PM
Supporters Urge Congress to Take Action and Pass Meaningful Commodity Checkoff Program Reform
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Canada Opposed Even to Voluntary Country-of-Origin Labeling

1/18/2016 10:42:00 AM
Canadian Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay said after meeting with U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack that Canada "does not support voluntary labeling."  >> Read More

USDA Halts Enforcing COOL Requirements

12/22/2015 11:23:00 AM

Effective immediately, USDA is not enforcing the COOL requirements for muscle cut and ground beef and pork.  

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Congress Forsakes Consumers and Producers in COOL Repeal

12/16/2015 7:38:00 PM
"Congress is forsaking consumers and producers by terminating the right of U.S. citizens to know the origins of their food." >> Read More

Key Ag Issues Included in 2016 Spending Bill

12/16/2015 11:26:00 AM

Issues include COOL Repeal, Dietary Guideline Limits, Permanent Section 179 provisions, however the fate of WOTUS is being left in the hands of the courts.  

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WTO Hands Down Painful COOL Tariffs

12/7/2015 9:07:00 AM
National Farmer Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson denounced the finding stating, "Today's decision to allow Canada and Mexico to impose..."
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New Canadian Agriculture Minister Will Pursue COOL Retaliation

11/16/2015 9:00:00 AM
A WTO arbitration panel now is determining the level of retaliation; Canada and Mexico have asked for a combined $3.1 billion.  >> Read More

COOL Arbitration Decision Date Pushed Back

10/15/2015 5:45:00 AM
Canadian officials are likely displeased by the apparent arbitration panel decision delay, as they wanted the U.S. Senate to act on legislation to repeal COOL before Congress recesses. >> Read More

WTO Sets COOL Arbitration Hearing

8/11/2015 10:44:00 AM

The WTO has finally set a date to consider Canada and Mexico's proposed retaliatory tariffs against the U.S. in the country-of-origin labeling dispute.  

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Recent Ag News

Montana Youth Shine at Little Britches National Finals Rodeo

7/16/2018 2:20:00 PM
More than 1200 Youth competitors from more than 30 states, including 20 contestants from Montana, were at the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie OK to compete for championship honors and nearly $380,000 in awards and scholarships.  >> Read More
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Who Gets Control of "Fake-Meat"?

7/14/2018 7:00:00 AM

The FDA held a hearing about lab-grown meats but it's a gray area over who has control.

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U.S. Lamb Heads to Japan

7/13/2018 2:23:00 PM

U.S. lamb has regained access to Japan after a 15-year hiatus.

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Legal Advocates for Agriculture: Mountain States Legal Foundation

7/13/2018 8:08:00 AM
Many factors determine the success of farmers and ranchers. Whether it be the weather, agriculture markets or decisions from the State and Federal Government. What happens when farmers and ranchers become entangled in litigation and courtroom battles? Many seek help from agriculture associations that they are members of and also legal advocates. The Mountain States Legal Foundation is one group that takes on cases for hardworking agriculturists in the West. >> Read More
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UW Proceeds with "The World Needs More Cowboys" Campaign

7/13/2018 7:49:00 AM
The University of Wyoming is proceeding with a new marketing campaign intended to help grow its enrollment and raise its national and international profile, with a primary campaign tagline of “The World Needs More Cowboys.” >> Read More
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