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Farmers Union Seeks To Intervene In COOL Lawsuit

Farmers Union Seeks To Intervene In COOL Lawsuit

Attorneys for four groups including National Farmers Union have filed court documents seeking to intervene in the Country of Origin Labeling Lawsuit backing the law and USDA.  South Dakota Farmers Union President Doug Sombke says he thinks consumer’s right to know will be upheld with this litigation.

Sombke says initial arguments made by USDA attorneys are correct in that COOL opponents have not been able to prove the rule violates the first amendment or has harmed them. He’s also confident once COOL defendants win the case it will keep the law solidly in place.

Besides NFU, U.S. Cattlemen’s Association, Consumer Federation of America, and the American Sheep Industry are seeking intervention in the case.

The court has scheduled a hearing for a preliminary injunction brought by the plaintiffs to be heard August 27.

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