NFU Urges Congress to Stand Strong With COOL

Canadian and Mexican trade officials recently made threats of retaliatory action over the U.S. Country of Origin Labeling Law - which the U.S. Department of Agriculture published its final rule of last week to comply with a World Trade Organization ruling. The National Farmers Union sent a letter to Congressional leadership telling them to not let these threats bully them. NFU President Roger Johnson says COOL provides important, common-sense information to American consumers about their food - and many U.S. trading partners require the same information from the United States. Johnson says USDA's final rule fully complies with the WTO's ruling and resolves the dispute of how COOL is implemented. He says imminent retaliation is nothing more than a scare tactic designed to persuade Congress to change the COOL law.

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