Local

NFU Official Says COOL Opponents Off Base And Don’t Understand The Law

NFU Official Says COOL Opponents Off Base And Don’t Understand The Law

 

New Country of Origin Labeling rules are now in effect and opponents claim the rule is needlessly complex and confusing. Opponents also say the law is contradictory.  National Farmers Union’s Vice President Of Government Relations Chandler Goule says COOL opponents are off base, don’t understand the law which is very simple for consumers to understand.

The new labels must state where the animal was born, raised and slaughtered. Canadian COOL opponents says if the U.S. Congress would remove the new COOL regulation, they would see that as bringing the U.S. into compliance with the World Trade Organization. Goule says opponents  not only don’t get the COOL law, they don’t understand the WTO ruling.

COOL opponents continue to battle the regulation in the courts and in attempts to get farm bill negotiators to throw it out.

Recent Headlines

in National

U.S. officials: Military mulling more troops to Iraq

obama

Military planners are weighing the possibility of sending more troops to Iraq to provide additional security around Baghdad.

in National, World

Obama: Beheading ‘shocked the conscience’ of the world

isis

The beheading of James Foley was said to be in revenge for U.S. air strikes against the Iraqi insurgents.

in National

Attorney General visits racially-charged Ferguson, protests continue

ferguson

The prosecutor's office will begin presenting evidence to a grand jury investigating the Aug. 9 shooting death of Michael Brown.

in Agriculture

Farm Bureau Takes EPA To Court Over Privacy Releases

justice

The American Farm Bureau has taken EPA to court over their release of producer’s personal and private information.  AFBF argued…

in National

All hostages freed in overnight Chicago-area standoff

chicago

Two suspects have been arrested after holding eight people - including six children - hostage for nearly 24 hours.