Local

Eight Meat Groups Sue USDA Over COOL Rewrite

Eight Meat Groups Sue USDA Over COOL Rewrite

Eight meat groups from the United States and Canada led by the American Meat Institute have filed a lawsuit against USDA over their Country of Origin Labeling rewrite finalized this spring. AMI Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Mark Dopp says if the rule is allowed to go forward, many processers and producers will go out of business.

Meat group Attorney Cate Stetson says they’re challenging COOL in three different areas including both constitutinally and stauatorily.

Stetson says COOL doesn’t provide anything for the government and is just a law instituted to serve the whims of consumers.

The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in the District of Columbia.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Clean Up Underway After Strong Storms

Dakota City storm 90114

Clean up is underway in Dakota City Nebraska and Sergeant Bluff Iowa after strong storms moved through late Sunday afternoon.

in Local

US Facing Critical Issues in the Mid-East

john thune

South Dakota Senator John Thune says the US needs strong leadership to confront terror in the mid-east.

in Local

Labor Day Time to Push for Higher Wages in South Dakota

Money Coins

South Dakota voters can decide on a higher minimum wage in the November election.

in Local

SD Legislative Committee Asks EB-5 Participant to Appear

JeanHunhoff131

The Government Operations and Audit Committee of the South Dakota Legislature has asked Joop Bolen to appear at it's September 24th meeting.

in Local

South Dakota Now Top Hydro-power State

mo river 51412

The Wall Street Journal says South Dakota now is one of the top hydro power producing states in the country.