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Country of origin meat labels survive court challenge

A U.S. District Judge has upheld stricter labeling rules for beef, pork, lamb and goat by rejecting the meat industry’s request for a preliminary injunction.

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Guest opinion: COOL makes sense for U.S. ranchers, consumers

It has been a long 12-year roller coaster ride to get Country of Origin Labeling for meat enacted and actually implemented. After our COOL law was challenged by Canada and Mexico in the World Trade Organization, the Obama Administration countered with an even stronger labeling requirement – …

July 15, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Bulled over, reform-minded cattle ranchers not hopeful about rule changes

Bulled over, reform-minded cattle ranchers not hopeful about rule changes

Ranchers like Ressa Charter, disappointed with the prices offered for cattle, had hoped President Barack Obama might ride to their rescue by reforming cattle markets after the 2008 election.

January 02, 2013 12:15 am Photos


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USDA brand decision burns ranchers

The hot-iron brand, the West’s most recognized ownership stamp for 150 years, isn’t grading well with federal officials searching for uniform ways of identifying livestock.

April 26, 2011 12:15 amLoading…

Antitrust ag concerns get noticed

Rancher Gilles Stockton is reminded of what’s wrong with the beef industry every time he passes by a supermarket meat case.

January 13, 2010 12:30 amLoading…

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