Local

R CALF Leader Says COOL Opponents On Shaky Ground With Appeal

R CALF Leader Says COOL Opponents On Shaky Ground With Appeal

Nine Canadian and U.S. meat and livestock groups challenging the revised country of origin labeling law have filed their initial appeal brief. The groups were turned down an injunction request that would have stopped the regulation in its tracks. R CALF supports the COOL regulation and CEO Bill Bullard says the meat groups are just re hashing arguments that the judge originally turned down and will have a difficult time winning their appeal.

The meat groups are still arguing that the COOL rewrite is an arbitrary and capricious rule. Bullard says the Judge already disagreed with that argument in the original decision and any change in that decision is unlikely as well.

Bullard also says the meat group plaintiffs are on shaky ground by arguing the World Trade Organization which called for the COOL rewrite supercedes the U.S. Constitution, administration, and Congress and that the Judge should be bound by WTO decisions.

Recent Headlines

2 hours ago in Agriculture

Transportation Officials Says Congress Should Consider Oil Tax

oil drill rig approved clipart

Last week President Obama proposed a $10 dollar per barrel oil tax phased in over five years to pay for…

2 hours ago in Agriculture

USMEF Officials Optimistic About China Opening Beef Export Market

china map

Officials with the U.S. Meat Export Federation are predicting China will open its beef market fully to U.S. exports in…

2 hours ago in Agriculture

NEFU Disappointed With LB 176 Passage

Nebraska Farmers Union Logo- approved

Nebraska Farmers Union leaders were disappointed at the Unicameral’s decision on Friday to end the ban on in-state packer ownership…

2 hours ago in Agriculture

CSP Signup Underway….

USDA color logo- approved

The Natural Resources Conservation Service is now taking applications for the Conservation Stewardship Program. Last week USDA officials announced there…

3 hours ago in Agriculture

ADM Considering Selling Ethanol Plants

Iowa Renewable Fuels Association logo-approved

Archer Daniels Midland is reportedly considering selling two of its ethanol plants, one in Iowa and the other in Nebraska.…