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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

United States Cattle on Feed Up 6 Percent

11/19/2017 11:00:00 AM
Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.3 million head on November 1, 2017. The inventory was 6 percent above November 1, 2016. >> Read More
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Tax Expert Offers Pro's and Con's of New Tax Legislation

11/17/2017 5:14:00 AM
The House of Representatives on Thursday voted to approve a nearly $1.5 trillion tax overhaul bill. The bill passed with a 227-to-205 vote. Farm groups offered a mixed reaction to House passage of a tax reform package. >> Read More
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An Open Letter to Buyers, Producers, Reps and Brokers about the ELD Mandate

11/16/2017 4:49:00 PM
Over the last 5 years the transportation world has lobbied and protested a mandate that will turn the world as we know it upside down.  >> Read More
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House OKs Tax Bill

11/16/2017 3:17:00 PM

Focus now shifts to the Senate where the tax reform battle continues.

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NE Montana Equipment Dealer Changing Ownership

11/16/2017 12:00:00 PM
After 53 years of service to Northeast Montana, Farm Equipment Sales has announced that a letter of intent to sell has been signed with C&B Operations, LLC, headquartered in Gettysburg, S.D. >> Read More
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