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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

U.S. Once Again Top Beef Exporter to South Korea

1/16/2018 7:30:00 AM
SEOUL (Reuters) - The United States reclaimed its spot as the top beef exporter to South Korea in 2017, 14 years after a U.S. outbreak of mad cow disease led to a ban on American beef and handed market leadership to rival Australia. >> Read More
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USDA, Grain, Feed and Cooperative Groups Want Fix to Avoid Market Distortion by Tax Code

1/15/2018 5:19:00 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C. (DTN) -- Intensity has heightened to find a legislative solution to new tax code benefits for farmer cooperatives under Section 199A which could direct agricultural sales away from private companies. >> Read More
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Alltech Hubbard Feeds Introduce New Blueprint Beef Nutrition Program

1/15/2018 2:03:00 PM

During the recent Range Beef Cow Symposium in Cheyenne and the Montana Stockgrowers Convention in Billings, the crew at Alltech Hubbard were busy visiting with ranchers about the importance of proper nutrition for their cattle this time of the year; especially those mother cows. And introducing cattlemen and cattlewomen to their new Blueprint Beef Nutrition Program.

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Winter Wheat Seedings Estimate Lowest in Over a Century

1/14/2018 6:42:00 PM
The report Friday showed 32.61 million acres planted. That was in fact down from last year, but more than 300,000 acres larger than the average trade guess and above all published trade guesses. This was the first time since 2012 for the USDA figure to be larger than the average trade estimate. It was only the second time since 2000, with the other being 2011. Futures had big fall rallies in both 2011 and 2012, which you might expect would result in a production response. This fall we were grinding lower. So what happened, and are there any implications? >> Read More
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MDA Launches Mediation Program

1/12/2018 9:44:00 AM
Producers throughout Montana have a new tool in the belt when it comes to conflict resolution. The Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA) has launched its Agricultural Mediation Program and is currently seeking cases for mediation. >> Read More
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