This is R-CALF USA’s weekly opinion/commentary that describes a letter to Congress sent by 50 diverse organizations and provides a list of reasons MCOOL is valuable to Americans. It is available in three formats: written,Continue Reading 2023 is the year for MCOOL
A group of cattle ranchers is pushing hard for reforms on country-of-origin-labeling, known as COOL, and the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture says he is already working on the situation.
R-CALF United Stockgrowers of America is…Continue Reading USDA secretary says he is working on ‘made in the USA’ labeling for beef; cattlemen want faster action
Any resurrection requires at least a little faith.
Nobody has more confidence than R-CALF’s CEO Bill Bullard for the return of mandatory county of origin labeling, or MCOOL, for meat.
MCOOL is popular with many…Continue Reading R-CALF sees MCOOL opening for beef because of new EV origin requirments
Out of their concern for food safety and their tendency to support American producers, consumers have long supported Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) of meat products.
But those “Made in the USA” signs and labels…
Continue Reading Perdue takes the ‘Made in USA’ beef labeling option over country of origin
Tax season isn’t so far off, so it’s only a little early to get out my yellowed Canon 10-key calculator with tape. I usually only roll it out for taxes, but Bill Bullard sent…
Continue Reading Letter From The Editor: Counting Cows
A funny thing happened to R-CALF, the scrappy organization of mostly western cattlemen. It sued USDA on Oct. 4 over a factsheet about the electronic identification of cattle and bison found on the department’s website.
Continue Reading RFID guidance document disappears after R-CALF sued USDA
Critics are continuing to noodle Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue’s plan to reorganize his large department, finding things they don’t like about it. Perdue’s desire to move U.S.
Continue Reading Opponents say USDA reorganization has multiple problems
The chief executive of the nation’s oldest and largest cattle industry association thinks a competing group is in bed with radical activists who want to “undermine the beef industry.”
Kendal Frazier, who is chief executive…
Continue Reading Beef beef: NCBA chief’s remarks spur R-CALF to seek debate
State and national cattlemen’s associations hope to team rope the U.S. Department of Agriculture in federal court over regulations that they say allow beef and pork to be classified as “domestic products” even when the…
As individual actions, they might not mean much. Collectively, they say Country-of-Origin Labeling (COOL) is not going away anytime soon.
Two states known for their cowboys, Wyoming and South Dakota, have seen early introduction of…
Continue Reading Ranchers look for some traction on country-of-origin labeling