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 out with a new poll of voters that the group says shows “overwhelming” support for

Continue Reading USDA secretary says he is working on ‘made in the USA’ labeling for beef; cattlemen want faster action

Imperfect as it is, “Product of the U.S.A.” labeling is good enough for government work, according to a 2-to-1 ruling by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver.

On appeal was the dismissal of a 2020 case brought by New Mexico cattle ranchers Robin Thornton and Michael Lucero. They
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A 60-day comment period for the Federal Trade Commission’s “Made in the USA” label ended Monday with 838 submissions that favor a crack-down on unqualified U.S-origins claims on product labels.

And the No. 1 maker of those unqualified claims was named in many of the comments — Secretary of Agriculture
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Better beef labeling may not be imminent, but it may be bubbling to the top again.

This week brought a new round of proposals designed to spur discussion on the topic, including reviving a more meaningful country of origin labeling for beef.

USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) currently
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An orthopedic surgeon from Kalispell wants to stretch Montana’s law to mandate country of origin signs at stores selling products from livestock and poultry “born and raised” in the United States. He also wants to restrict language regarding “cell-cultured edible products.”

The Montana Senate Agriculture Committee is scheduled to hear
Continue Reading Cell-cultured edible products plus country origin labeling up for hearing tomorrow in Montana

Country of origin labeling for meat once involved lofty policy debates in Congress and international bodies like the World Trade Organization.

Now two influential groups have decided it would help domestic producers and consumers alike if USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) would change its policies. The Lincoln, NE-based
Continue Reading Petition seeks to change rules for ‘Product of USA’ meat labels