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 consumers and America’s livestock producers.

Congress repealed MCOOL in 2015 after the World Trade Organization

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American cattle producers who don’t often agree on much are collectively calling for the immediate suspension of all imports of fresh beef from Brazil to the United States. They claim Brazil, one of the world’s largest beef exporters, is putting American consumers at risk.

The Denver-based National Cattlemen’s Beef Association
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Where is the nation’s cattle herd is a question that could have traceability ramifications for food safety, or maybe more commonly for tracking dreaded animal diseases.

The USDA’s Animal Plant and Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has picked at the issue for some time. In 2013, its final rule on “Traceability
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Cattlemen and ranchers have three national organizations vying for their loyalty and support, and they don’t always agree on policy.

That’s apparently going to be true for something as simple as whether the interstate movement of cattle should require the use of radio-frequency ear-tags for traceability purposes.  Commonly referred to
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The association for independent cattle producers, known as R-CALF USA, has sent President Trump an “emergency letter,” saying the coronavirus upheaval has significantly worsened the financial and economic conditions of the U.S. cattle industry and the result will be that many cattlemen will not be able to make loan
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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.

Then USDA just removed it. The “Animal Disease Traceability” factsheet just disappeared from USDA’s Animal
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Hundreds of ranchers from as many as 20 states will descend on Rapid City, SD, next week for the Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund annual convention. R-CALF, as it’s called, has made a lot of promises on the meeting agenda.

  • Learn how we will reinstate mandatory country-of-origin labeling (COOL).
  • Learn how

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