0208USCAonSupportforCOOLsr.cfm Malatya Haber USCA commends Senate bipartisan support for COOL
Home News Livestock Crops Markets Hay, Range & Pasture Home & Family Classifieds Resources This Week's Journal
Commerical Hay Equipment For The Farm
Agro-Culture Liquid Fertilizer

Farm Survey

Journal Getaways

Reader Comment:
by jJane

"Thanks for sharing this story!"....Read the story...
Join other discussions.

USCA commends Senate bipartisan support for COOL

The United States Cattlemen's Association applauds a bipartisan group of lawmakers for their support of the U.S. Country of Origin Labeling Law. As ruled by the World Trade Organization the United States was deemed in compliance in terms of the concept of COOL and its goal of informing consumers; however, the U.S. was directed to adjust certain implementation measures.

USCA extends its gratitude to Sens. Jon Tester, D-MT; Mike Enzi, R-WY; and Charles "Chuck" Grassley, R-IA, for leading the effort on behalf of lawmakers who, by signing on to this letter, have clearly shown their unwavering support for cattle producers across the country and their right to have their product labeled and identified. The letter conveys the clear support of those in Congress for consumers and a truly transparent marketplace.

USCA supports the efforts of the Office of the United States Trade Representative and the Barack Obama administration in addressing the changes required by the WTO through regulatory action. USCA President Jon Wooster commented, "USCA will continue to work with USTR and the administration to ensure preservation of the original intent of the COOL law. The changes necessary to bring implementation of the rule into compliance with the WTO ruling can be accomplished outside of the legislative arena and we are confident that record-keeping and recording measures may be eased through simple regulatory action."

USCA appreciates the support from the following senators: Sens. Jon Tester, D-MT; Mike Enzi, R-WY; Charles "Chuck" Grassley, R-IA; Tim Johnson, D-SD; Ron Wyden, D-OR; John Barrasso, R-WY; John Thune, R-SD; Martin Heinrich, D-NM; Heidi Heitkamp, D-ND; Tom Udall, D-NM; Barbara Boxer, D-CA; Amy Klobuchar, D-MN; Al Franken, D-MN; Jeff Merkley, D-OR; Dianne Feinstein, D-CA; Barbara Mikulski, D-MD; Claire McCaskill, D-MO; Benjamin Cardin, D-MD; David Vitter, R-LA; Richard Blumenthal, D-CT; Mary Landrieu, D-LA; Lisa Murkowski, R-AK; Richard Durbin, D-IL; Sherrod Brown, D-OH; Sheldon Whitehouse, D-RI; Tom Harkin, D-IA; Mark Begich, D-AK; John Hoeven, R-ND; Carl Levin, D-MI; Patrick Lahey, D-VT; and Kristen Gillibrand, D-NY.

"These senators who signed onto this letter signaled their support for U.S. cattle producers' right to differentiate their product in the marketplace. There is a consistent and growing call from the consuming public for increased transparency with food labeling. COOL provides this, and we're pleased that this group of U.S. Senators has taken action to give consumers the opportunity to make informed purchasing decisions and to choose U.S. born, raised and processed beef.

Established in March 2007, USCA is committed to concentrating its efforts in Washington, DC to enhance and expand the cattle industry's voice on Capitol Hill. For more information go to www.uscattlemen.org.

Date: 3/11/2013

Web hpj.com

Copyright 1995-2014.  High Plains Publishers, Inc.  All rights reserved.  Any republishing of these pages, including electronic reproduction of the editorial archives or classified advertising, is strictly prohibited. If you have questions or comments you can reach us at
High Plains Journal 1500 E. Wyatt Earp Blvd., P.O. Box 760, Dodge City, KS 67801 or call 1-800-452-7171. Email: webmaster@hpj.com


Archives Search

NCBA Convention

United Sorghum Checkoff Program

Inside Futures

Editorial Archives

Browse Archives