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NPPC President Concerned About Possible COOL Retaliation

Canadian Ag Minister Gerry Ritz says his country is serious about seeking retaliatory tariffs if the United States doesn’t change its country of origin labeling law. National Pork Producers Council President Randy Spronk, a Minnesota producer says that just confirms his group’s fears about COOL and the need to change it to come into WTO compliance.

Ritz says he’s willing to come to the U.S. to press his case before Congress for a COOL amendment in a new farm bill that is being fought over in conference committee. Spronk says NPPC is trying to get Conferees to pass that amendment.

NPPC has also joined meat groups from the U.S. and Canada in challenging the U.S. COOL law in the courts.

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