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This is a collection of press releases our staff has received. If you have other releases to post please forward them to Kasey Brown.

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2015

 

COOL Reform Coalition Applauds all Parties for Efforts to Prevent Retaliation — 12/21/15 — COOL Reform Coalition

 

NFU Praises Parts of the Omnibus-Tax Extenders Package, Voices Concern Over Others — 12/18/15 — National Farmers Union

 

Federal Appropriations Bill Passes; Holds Key Provisions for Cattle Producers — 12/18/15 — National Cattlemen's Beef Association

 

A Dilatory Congress and Indifferent Executive Branch Strip Citizens of their Right to Know the Origins of their Food — 12/18/15 — R-CALF USA

 

Congress Repeals ‘COOL’ Meat Labeling Provision — 12/18/15 — National Pork Producers Council

 

R-CALF USA Says Congress Forsakes Consumers and Producers in COOL Repeal — 12/16/15 — R-CALF USA

 

USCA Disappointed in COOL Repeal Language; Voluntary Option Left on the Table — 12/16/15 — United States Cattlemen's Association

 

NFU Deeply Frustrated, Angry With Possible COOL Repeal; Notes Language Goes Beyond WTO Dispute — 12/16/15 — National Farmers Union

 

USCA Remains Committed to COOL; Grossly Inflated Figures are Reduced — 12/7/15 — United States Cattlemen's Association

 

WTO Announces over $1 billion in Final Retaliation Amounts, COOL Reform Coalition Calls for Immediate Congressional Action to Avoid Economic Crisis — 12/7/15 — COOL Reform Coalition


WTO Releases Final Figure for Retaliatory Tariffs over US COOL Rule — 12/7/15 — National Cattlemen's Beef Association

 

NFU Denounces WTO COOL Arbitration Process, Calling It Inefficient and Ineffective;
Says Voluntary COOL is Only Path Forward for Food Labeling
— 12/7/15 — National Farmers Union

 

COOL Reform Coalition Applauds Introduction of Sen. Roberts Amendment to Repeal Country of Origin Labeling and Urges Full Senate Support — 7/23/15 — COOL Reform Coalition

 

Stabenow’s Solution Guarantees Trade War with Canada and Mexico-Fails to bring COOL law into compliance with international trade obligations—7/23/15—National Cattlemen's Beef Association

 

COOL Reform Coalition Statement on Sens. Stabenow-Hoeven COOL Legislation — 7/23/15 — COOL Reform Coalition

 

USCA Applauds Senate Support of COOL; Urges Support for US Producers— 7/23/15 — U.S. Cattlemen's Association

 

NFU Calls Senate Bi-Partisan COOL Compromise “Only Viable Path Forward
for Food Labeling”
— 07/23/15 — National Farmers Union

 

NFU Expresses Gratitude to Senate Ag Leaders for Exploring the Path Forward for COOL — 7/15/15 — National Farmers Union

 

Senate Moves Forward on COOL with Ag Committee Hearing:
Business and Ag Leaders Testify on Critical Need to Avoid Retaliation
— 6/26/15 — COOL Reform Coalition

 

R-CALF USA: Senate COOL Hearing Pathetically Biased— 6/25/2015 — R-CALF USA

 

Canada and Mexico say repealing COOL is the only option— 6/25/15 — House Committee on Agriculture

 

NFU Calls Rhetoric to Repeal COOL in Senate Hearing “Overkill” Urges Senate to Not “Kowtow to Canadian Rhetoric” but Rather Find a Solution — 6/25/15 — National Farmers Union

 

Leo McDonnell Testifies Before Senate Committee Hearing On COOL — 6/25/15 — U.S. Cattlemen's Association

 

NFU Applauds Sen. Stabenow for Working Towards a Solution on COOL— 6/25/15 — National Farmers Union

 

Farm Bureau Urges Senate to Repeal COOL Requirements on Beef, Chicken and Pork— 6/25/2015 — American Farm Bureau

 

R-CALF USA Rejects Senate Proposal to Convert Mandatory COOL to Voluntary Program— 6/24/2015 — R-CALF USA

 

Chairman Conaway Statement on Sen. Stabenow's Country of Origin Labeling Bill— 6/24/15 — House Committee on Agriculture

 

USCA: Fly-In Concludes, Follow-Up on COOL, Sage Grousea Priority — 6/19/15 — U.S. Cattlemen's Association

 

COOL Reform Coalition Applauds House Passage of HR 2393, Calls on Senate to Act Quickly — 6/11/15 — COOL Reform Coalition

 

House Passes COOL Repeal Legislation— 6/10/15 — National Cattlemen's Beef Association

 

NFU Calls Vote to Repeal COOL in House "Disappointing, Knee-Jerk Overreaction;"
Assures Senate There Remains a Viable Path Forward to Save The Law, Satisfy WTO
— 6/10/15 — National Farmers Union

 

COOL Reform Coalition Sends Letter to Hill Expressing Strong Support for HR 2393 — 6/10/15 — COOL Reform Coalition

 

Canadian Agriculture Minister Confirms Canadian Retaliation if Congress Fails to Repeal Country of Origin Labeling Laws for Beef and Pork — 6/4/15 — COOL Reform Coalition

 

NFU Joins Diverse Coalition Urging Congress to Reject COOL, GIPSA Riders in 2016 Ag Appropriations — 3/30/15 — National Farmers Union

 

Business and Ag Leaders Testify on the Effects of WTO Non-Compliance on COOL — 3/25/15 — COOL Reform Coalition

 

USCA Comments on COOL-Focused House Agriculture Subcommittee Hearing — 3/25/15 — U.S. Cattlemen's Association

 

NFU Urges House Agriculture Committee to Review Recent COOL Study, Allow WTO Process to Play Out — 3/25/15 — National Farmers Union

 

USCA Relays Support for COOL to White House — 3/09/15 — U.S. Cattlemen's Association

 

Diverse Coalition Urges White House and U.S. Trade Reps to Stand Strong on COOL — 3/09/15 — National Farmers Union

 

Challenge to COOL Regulation Terminated in US District Court for the District of Columbia  — 2/13/15 — U.S. Cattlemen's Association

 

COOL Lawsuit Dismissed; NFU Calls Canadian Attempts To Lobby Congress 'Last Act of Desperation'  — 2/09/15 — National Farmers Union

 

2014

 

207 Groups Send Letter Urging Congress to Reject Altering COOL in Spending Bill  — 12/03/14 — U.S. Cattlemen's Association

 

More than 200 Groups Urge Congress to Continue Supporting COOL — 12/03/14 — R-CALF USA

 

Coast-to-coast Coalition Urges Congress to Reject Changes to Country-of-origin Labels in Budget Battle — 12/02/14 — Food & Water Watch, National Farmers Union, Western Organization of Resource Councils, and Consumer Federation of America

 

There Are Several Strong Grounds for COOL Appeal to WTO — 11/06/14 — National Farmers Union

 

U.S. Court of Appeals Denies Motion For Rehearing In COOL Lawsuit — 10/31/14 — U.S. Cattlemen's Association

 

COOL Wins Fourth Victory in U.S. Courts, NFU to Multinational Meat Industry: Drop the Senseless Litigation — 10/31/14 — National Farmers Union

 

NFU Says Congress Should Ignore Scare Tactics of Recent Anti-COOL Letter — 10/31/14 — National Farmers Union

 

Country of Origin Labeling Reform Coalition Sends Letter to Congress Asking for Immediate Action — 10/30/14 — COOL Reform Coalition

 

NFU Says WTO Ruling On COOL Shows USDA Moving in Right Direction,
Points Out No Need for Congressional Involvement
— 10/23/14 — National Farmers Union

 

R-CALF USA Commends 32 Senators for Defending COOL— 10/20/14 — R-CALF USA

 

Senate Agriculture Committee Chair Statement on WTO Decision— 10/20/14 — Senate Agriculture Committee

 

WTO Sides With Canada and Mexico in COOL Dispute— 10/20/14 — American Meat Institute

 

Manufacturing and Ag Leaders: Current COOL Rules Threaten Jobs and Economic Growth— 10/20/14 — COOL Reform Coalition

 

NFU Says USDA Can Make Any Necessary Changes Necessary to Bring COOL into Compliance with Today’s Mixed WTO Ruling— 10/20/14 — National Farmers Union

 

Statement by NCBA President Bob McCan on WTO U.S. COOL Decision— 10/20/14 — National Cattlemen's Beef Association

 

Politico Guest Opinion: Beware of the Trojan Horse Labeled COOL ‘Reform’— 09/05/14 — National Farmers Union

 

Let’s Keep COOL this Independence Day— 07/02/14 — National Farmers Union

 

NFU Urges Congress to Stay the Course on COOL— 06/30/14 — National Farmers Union

 

Broad Industry Coalition Asks Congress to Prevent WTO Non-Compliance on COOL— 06/26/14 — COOL Reform Coalition

 

NFU Statement on House and Senate Agriculture Appropriations— 05/20/14 — National Farmers Union

 

NFU Continues Legal Defense of COOL— 05/19/14 — National Farmers Union

 

Farmers, Ranchers and Consumers Urge Congress to Reject Harmful Appropriations Policy Riders on COOL and Farmer Protections— 05/19/14 — National Farmers Union

 

NFU Submits Additional Livestock Testimony— 05/12/14 — National Farmers Union

 

Johnson Discusses COOL, Competition and RFS at House Livestock Hearing— 04/30/14 — National Farmers Union

 

NFU Applauds Appellate Court’s Decision Not to Enjoin COOL Labels— 03/28/14 — National Farmers Union

 

NFU Submits Testimony to House Ag Appropriations Subcommittees— 03/24/14 — National Farmers Union

 

2013

 

Recent Attempts to Strip COOL Law Misleading Consumers— 11/6/13 — National Farmers Union

 

The COOL Controversy Continues— 11/6/13 — K-State Research and Extension News

 

US Does Not Take Direction From Canada, No Exception with COOL— 11/6/13 — National Farmers Union

 

USTR Reaffirms Its Confidence in COOL — 11/1/13 — National Farmers Union

 

Legislative Interference on COOL Unwarranted — 10/29/13 — National Farmers Union

 

NFU to USDA: Reject COOL Rule Extension Request — 9/27/13 — National Farmers Union

 

The Future of COOL — 9/13/13 — K-State Research & Extension News

 

COOL Appeal Another Attempt to Obstruct Consumers’ Right to Know — 9/12/13 — National Farmers Union

 

NFU Pleased with Court’s Ruling in COOL Injuction Lawsuit — 9/11/13 — National Farmers Union

 

NFU Seeks to Intervene in COOL Lawsuit — 8/9/13 — National Farmers Union

 

NFU Joins Suit to Support COOL — 7/29/13 — National Farmers Union

 

COOL Lawsuit is Another Delaying Tactic — 7/10/13 — National Farmers Union

 

NFU to Congress: Don’t Let Our Neighbors Bully You on COOL — 5/30/13 — National Farmers Union

 

South Dakota's Bryan Hanson Named Vice President of the Board — 5/24/13 — R-CALF USA

 

NCBA Statement on USDA Issuing a Final Rule on Mandatory COOL — 5/23/13 — National Cattlemen's Beef Association

 

USDA Keeps COOL; Complies with WTO Ruling — 5/23/13 — National Farmers Union

 

Beef Industry Embroiled in Battle over U.S. Country-of-origin Labelling

— 5/21/13 — Calgary Herald

 

SD Stockgrowers Thank Noem for Support of COOL — 5/20/13 — S.D. Stockgrowers Association

 

NFU Hails Survey Results that Consumers Support COOL — 5/16/13 — National Farmers Union

 

NFU to USDA: Stand Strong on COOL — 5/2/13 — National Farmers Union

 

NFU Hails WFO Trade Policy Adoption — 4/17/13 — National Farmers Union

 

NCBA Submits Comments on Proposed Mandatory Country-of-Origin Labeling Rule — 4/12/13 — National Cattlemen's Beef Association

 

More than 35,000 Consumers and Farmers Urge USDA to Protect Country-of-Origin Labels — 4/9/13 — National Farmers Union

 

Nationwide Coalition Urges USDA to Protect Integrity of Country-of-Origin Labels — 4/2/13 — National Farmers Union

 

NFU Submits Supportive Comments on COOL — 4/1/13 — National Farmers Union

 

Proposed COOL Rule Mandates Ag Secretary's Four-Year-Old Request— 3/13/13 — R-CALF

 

Daily Livestock Report on COOL— 3/12/13 — Steve Meyer & Len Steiner

 

Farmers, Ranchers and Consumers Must Speak up to Keep COOL — 3/12/13 — National Farmers Union

 

NCBA Statement on USDA's Proposed Amendment COOL Rule — 3/08/13 — National Cattlemen's Beef Association

 

NFU Please by Rule to Keep COOL — 3/08/13 — National Farmers Union


2012

Deadline Looms for U.S. to Unwind WTO's COOL Clock: R-CALF USA Offers a Solution — 12/27/12 — R-CALF

 

WTO Sets Deadline for U.S. Compliance on Country of Origin Labeling — 12/6/12 — Missouri Cattlemen's Association

 

U.S. Cattlemen's Association statement about WTO COOL final ruling — 6/29/12 — U.S. Cattlemen's Association


North Dakota Stockmen's Association statement about WTO ruling on COOL
— 6/29/12 — North Dakota Stockmen's Association

 

USDA Supports U.S. Appeal of WTO Report — 4/9/12 — USDA AMS

 

COOL dispute gains new life — 3/23/12 — Drovers CattleNetwork

 

USTR to Appeal WTO Country of Origin Labeling Ruling — 3/23/12 — Delta Farm Press

 

NFU Applauds USTR Decision to Appeal WTO Ruling on COOL — 3/23/12 — National Farmers Union

 

NCBA Disappointed with USTR Appeal of WTO Ruling — 3/23/12 — National Cattlemen's Beef Association


2011

Groups Respond to WTO COOL Ruling — 11/23/11 — Drovers CattleNetwork

NFU Will Work to Ensure COOL Compliance with WTO Rules — 11/23/11 — NFO & Southwest Farm Press

WTO Dispute Panel Officially Ruled United States' COOL Program Violates WTO Agreements — 11/22/11 — CME Group

U.S. Sovereignty Usurped by WTO's COOL Decision — 11/18/11 — R-CALF

U.S. Country-of-Origin Food Labeling Rules Illegal, WTO Says — 11/18/11 — Bloomberg Business Week



2010

South Dakota Stockgrowers Thank Senators — 1/14/10 — SD Stockgrowers

Fight for COOL Continues in Nation's Capitol with Help from 26 Senators — 1/07/10 — R-CALF

NFU and USCA Submit Joint Letter to USTR — 1/14/10 — NFU

2009

NFU Renews Call for Support of COOL — 6/02/09 — NFU

Canada relaunches COOL complaint with WTO — 04/28/09 — Meatingplace.com


R-CALF asks USTR to defend COOL (coalition letter) — 03/13/09 >R-CALF

AMI Reacts to USDA Implementation of Final Rule on COOL and Secretary's Open Letter to Industry — 02/20/09 — AMI


NFU Applauds Strengthened COOL Standards — 02/20/09 — NFU

Vilsack announces implementation of country of origin labeling law — 02/20/09 — USDA AMS

Vilsack's Feb. 20 letter to industry on implementing COOL — 02/20/09 — USDA AMS

COOL: A Test of Democracy and Sovereignty — 02/18/09 — Leo McDonnell, USCA

R-CALF Strongly Supports Secretary Vilsack's Call for Changes to Final COOL Rule — 02/18/09 — R-CALF USA

Group Supports Senators’ Requests That Vilsack Restore Congress’s Intent in COOL Rule — 02/05/09 — R-CALF USA

BEEF magazine blog interview with Brad Wildemann — 02/03/09 — Amanda Nolz, Canadian Cattlemen's Association

Mexico Plans to Continue COOL Objections — 01/30/09 — Lisa M. Keefe, Meetingplace.com

COOL Gets Cool Reception During Panel Discussion — 01/30/09 — Ann Bagel Storck, Meetingplace.com

COOL, Other Laws on Hold for Obama Review — 01/22/09 — Meatingplace.com

New COOL Soothes Canadian Livestock Producers, For Now — 01/13/09 — Meatingplace.com

USDA issues final COOL rules — 01/13/09 — Meatingplace.com

NFU Reacts to COOL Final Rule — 01/12/09 — NFU

Canadian Cattle Producers See Some Improvement in COOL Final Rule — 01/12/09 — CCA

USDA Issues Final Rule on Mandatory Country-of-Origin Labeling — 01/12/09 — USDA

Some Improvements Appear in Final COOL Rule; Significant Work Still Ahead — 01/12/09 — R-CALF USA

COOL ‘Stifling’ North American Cattle, Hog Trade — 01/08/09 — Meatingplace.com

USDA moves funds to implement COOL — 01/07/09 — Meatingplace.com


2008

Imports of Canadian and Mexican Feeder and Slaughter Cattle Trend Downward — 12/23/08 — Gregg Doud, NCBA Chief Economist

Mexico Files COOL Complaint With WTO — 12/18/08 — Meatingplace.com

Canada Begins WTO Consultations with U.S. on COOL — 12/04/08 — NCBA

Canada Challenges COOL Through WTO — 12/02/08 — Meatingplace.com

Government of Canada to Begin Formal WTO Consultations on U.S. Country-of-Origin Labelling — 12/01/08 — Government of Canada

Meatpacking Execs Tell Producers of COOL Challenges — 11/24/08 — Meatingplace.com

COOL Labels Now Mandatory, Retailers in Grace Period Until March — 11/20/08 — University of Kentucky

COOL Implementation: The First 45 Days — 11/14/08 — Derrell Peel, OSU Extension

USDA AMS Modifies COOL Web Site — 11/12/08 — USDA AMS

USDA Releases COOL Brochure for Producers — 11/12/08 — USDA AMS

USDA Releases COOL Brochure for Retailers and Consumers — 11/12/08 — USDA AMS

USDA Launches COOL Listserve — 11/4/08 — USDA AMS

It’s Finally Here. Now What? — 10/30/08 — University of Tennessee

NFU Learns of JBS-Swift Co.'s COOL Compliance — 10/24/08 — NFU


JBS-Swift Falls in Line With COOL — 10/24/08 — Meatingplace.com

Letter about COOL from JBS-Swift President/CEO Wesley Batista — 10/23/08 — JBS-Swift Co.

Cargill Transitions Beef and Pork Programs to New COOL — 10/17/08 — Cargill Meat Solutions

Cargill Boards the COOL Train — 10/17/08 — Meatingplace.com

Tyson Cool With Federal Labeling Law — 10/16/08 — Meatingplace.com

R-CALF Pleased with Tyson's COOL Letter, But Still Cautious About Remaining Loopholes — 10/15/08 — R-CALF

AMI Releases Consumer-Focused COOL Brochure — 10/15/08 — AMI

Canadians Say COOL Already Hurting Volume, Pricing — 10/08/08 — Meatingplace.com

Cool Response to U.S. From Canadian Livestock Producers — 10/07/08 — Canadian Cattlemen’s Association, Canadian Pork Council

AFBF Provides COOL Compliance Guides — 10/06/08 — AFBF

USDA Officials Discuss COOL Implementation with Reporters — 9/30/08 — USDA

Consumers: Today, It Becomes Your Legal Right — Tell Your Grocer You Want USA Beef! — 9/30/08 — R-CALF USA

USDA Updates COOL Rules Interpretation — 09/29/08 — Meatingplace.com

COOL is Set to Begin, But The Rules May Be Changing Again — 9/29/08 — Derrell Peel, OSU Extension

AMI Says Meat Industry Changing Course to Implement New COOL Guidelines Released 4 Days Before Implementation — 9/29/08 — AMI

R-CALF's Supplemental Comments on Interim Final Rule for COOL — 9/27/08 — R-CALF USA

Senators Give USDA Laundry List of COOL changes — 09/26/08 — Meatingplace.com

Updated Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about COOL — 9/26/08 — USDA

R-CALF's Comments on Interim Final Rule for COOL — 9/25/08 — R-CALF USA

AFBF Concerned COOL Rule Inadequate to Ensure US Label — 9/25/08 — AFBF

USDA to Host COOL Informational Sessions — 9/24/08 — Meatingplace.com

Storm Brewing Over COOL — 9/24/08 — Meatingplace.com

U.S. Cattlemen’s Association Joins Farmers Union to Close COOL Loophole — 9/19/08 — USCA


NFU Says Loophole Stands in Way of COOL — 9/17/08 — NFU

Livestock Producers Want Clarification from USDA on Intent of Packer/Retailer Loophole in Interim Final Rule — 9/17/08 — R-CALF USA

COOL Recordkeeping Now Necessary Part of Livestock Marketing — 9/12/08 — Tim Petry, NDSU

COOL Recordkeeping Requirements for Cattle Producers Becoming Clearer — 9/05/08 — Derrell Peel, OSU Extension

Livestock Producers Unite on COOL Procedure — 9/04/08 — Meatingplace.com

COOL Concerns: Letter to Undersecretary Knight from 29 Industry Groups — 9/04/08 — R-CALF USA


National Cattlemen's Beef Association Statement on Industry-wide Affidavit for Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) — 9/04/08 — NCBA

"Unprecedented" industry meeting develops statements, procedures to move COOL livestock origin information along — 9/04/08 — Livestock Marketing Association

FSIS Issues Interim Final Rule and Requests Comments on Label Approval for Country of Origin for Various Meat and Poultry Products — 8/28/08 — FSIS USDA

USDA Clarifies Livestock Producer Compliance with New COOL Interim Final Rule — 8/11/08
— R-CALF USA

COOL Considerations for Cow-Calf & Stocker Cattle Producers — 8/10/08 — Derrell Peel, OSU Extension

AngusSource® Offers Producers an Opportunity for COOL — 8/07/08 — American Angus Association

AMI Updates COOL Web Site to Reflect Farm Bill Changes — 7/31/08 — AMI

USDA Takes Action on Mandatory Country-of-Origin Labeling — 7/29/08 — USDA

USDA Details COOL Rules, Costs — 7/29/08 — Meatingplace.com

USDA Issues Interim Final Rule for COOL — 7/29/08 — Meatingplace.com

USDA Trying to Avoid Mandatory Animal ID as COOL Approaches — 6/12/08 — Meatingplace.com

AMI to host two webinars on COOL — 6/05/08 — Meatingplace.com

As Farm Bill Becomes Law, COOL Concerns Continue — 5/27/08 — Meatingplace.com

COOL is Back ... Again — 5/24/08 — Darrell Peel, OSU Extension

Landslide Senate Farm Bill Passage Makes it Veto-Proof — 5/15/08 — Meatingplace.com

Cow-Calf Producer Requirements for COOL this September — 5/14/08 — Jack Whittier, Colorado State Univ.

AMI Launches Updated Country-of-Origin Labeling Web Site — 4/30/08 — MeatAMI.com

Weanling Pigs To Be Destroyed in Canada, Side-by-Side Electronic Grain & Oilseed Options — 4/14/08 — Daily Livestock Report, Chicago Mercantile Exchange

U.S. Cattlemen Applaud Ag Secretary Schafer’s Intention to Implement Country of Origin Labeling By Oct. 1 — 2/18/08 — USCA

Cattle Producers Urge Senate, House Ag Committees to Adopt COOL, Market Competition Reforms — 1/17/08 — R-CALF

Cattle Producers Applaud American Farm Bureau Federation for Support of Mandatory Country-of-Origin Labeling — 1/16/08 — R_CALF



2007

U.S. Cattlemen’s Association FAQ Sheet on COOL and Source/Age Verification of Cattle — 8/23/07 — USCA

Cattle Producers File COOL Comments; Zogby Poll finds 90% of Consumers Say COOL Allows Safer Choices — 8/21/07 — R-CALF


U.S. Cattlemen’s Association files Federal Register comments — 8/20/07 — USCA

Canadian Trade Complaints About U.S. COOL Unfounded — 8/09/07 — R-CALF

Cattle Producers Thank House Ag Committee Chairman Peterson, NFU for Inclusion in Country-of-Origin Labeling Negotiations — 7/25/07 — R-CALF

COOL Victory: Our Members Made It Happen — 7/20/07 — R-CALF

Anti-COOL Amendment Designed to Deceive Consumers; Opponents Thumb Their Noses at Consumers Who Want Origin Information — 7/18/07 — R-CALF

Top Ten Reasons for Country-of-Origin Labeling in the U.S. — 7/12/07 — USCA

NCBA, Meatpackers Join Forces to Derail COOL, Competition Reforms — 7/11/07 — R-CALF

Group Urges Peterson to Keep COOL Separate from Animal Identification — 6/26/07 —
R-CALF

AMI Masterminds Anti-COOL Campaign — 6/26/07 — R-CALF

Country-of-Origin Labeling More Important Tool Than Ever for U.S. Consumers — 6/21/07 — R-CALF

R-CALF USA and American Meat Institute Discuss Mandatory Country-of-Origin Labeling — 6/20/07 — R-CALF

Cattle Producers, Consumers See Benefits to COOL; AMI Continues Misrepresentation of COOL Law — 6/08/07 — R-CALF

AMI Cries Wolf Over Labeling Reforms — 6/07/07 — R-CALF

Anti-Import Group 'Parts Ways with the Facts,' AMI President Says in Letter to Key Lawmakers — 6/6/07 — AMI

AMI Misleads Congress, Consumers on COOL — 6/04/07 — R-CALF

AMI Critiques Claims by Country-of-Origin Labeling Advocates in Letter to Key Lawmakers — 5/29/07 — AMI

Cattlemen Support Legislation to Implement COOL Before USDA Continues with OTM Rule — 5/03/07 — R-CALF

Cattle Producers Continue to Urge Peterson to Implement COOL by September 30 — 5/02/07 — R-CALF

Consumers Deserve COOL More Than Ever; USDA Inspection Stamp Doesn’t Indicate Product of Domestic Origin — 4/26/07 — R-CALF

Statement From FMI on the Mandatory Country of Origin Labeling Law — 3/01/07 — FMI

ACOL Coalition Reactivated; USDA Can Implement COOL with 7 Simple Steps — 2/28/07 — R-CALF


2006

Montana Country of Origin Law Unconstitutional — 12/6/06 — AMI and FMI


2005

Senate Bill Advances Implementation of Country-of-Origin Labeling — 7/01/05 — RCALF

Country-of-Origin Labeling Gains Momentum in Senate — 6/30/05 — NCBA

NFU Commends Senate Legislation to Implement Country-of-Origin Labeling — 6/29/05 — NFU

Country-of-Origin Labeling Attack Slips Through House — 6/09/05 — NFU

NFU, 122 Organizations Ask Congress to Keep COOL — 6/06/05 — NFU

Committee Attempts to Delay Country-of-Origin Labeling — 5/18/05 — R-CALF

House Subcommittee Makes Quiet Attempt to Delay COOL — 5/18/05 — R-CALF

NFU Says House Appropriations Subcommittee Action Is UnCOOL — 5/17/05 — NFU

R-Calf Says Effort to Repeal Mandatory COOL Undermines Democratic Process — 5/05/05 — R-CALF

USDA Unveils Draft Strategic Plan for National Animal Identification System — 5/05/05 — USDA

NCBA Urges Support for Meat Promotion Act — 5/04/05 — NCBA

AMI Applauds Introduction of H.R. 2068 — 5/04/05 — AMI

Goodlatte Introduces Voluntary Country-of-Origin Labeling Legislation — 5/04/05 — House Ag Committee

CCMP Stakeholders Introduce New USA-Raised Beef Logo — 4/27/05 — OCM

U.S. Cattle Producers Pleased with Rehberg Legislation to Remove Imported Cattle from J-List — 4/15/05 — R-CALF USA

A Cool Victory in Montana — 4/14/05 — NFU

COOL Moves Forward on Two Fronts — 4/06/05 — NFU


2004

House Ag Committee Passes Voluntary Cool Legislation — 7/22/04 — Ag Press

Food Producer Groups Applaud Passage of Food Promotion Act — 7/22/04 — NCBA

NFPA Calls Country of Origin Labeling Legislation ‘A Sound, Workable Approach — 7/22/04 — NFPA

Producer Groups Applaud Proposed Country-of-Origin Labeling Program — 6/15/04 — Ag Press

Goodlatte and Stenholm Introduce Voluntary COOL Legislation — 6/15/04 — NCBA

Voluntary Approach is Sound, Workable — 6/15/04 — NFPA

Statement on the Proposed Voluntary Country-of-Origin Labeling Program — 5/25/04 — NCBA

OCM Urges Support for Daschle-Johnson Legislation to Expedite COOL — 5/21/04 — OCM

OCM Supports Bono-Hooley Legislation to Reinstate COOL — 4/14/04 — OCM

Food Products Association Feb. 24, 2004, comments to Federal Register — 2/24/04

R-CALF USA: Responds to U.S. Animal Identification Plan — 2/04/04 — R-CALF USA

Strong Support for COOL in South Dakota — 1/22/04 — S.D. Stockgrowers

"Let's Get the Facts Straight!" — 1/19/04 — NCBA

“Call for Voluntary COOL Too Little, Too Late” — 1/16/04 — R-CALF USA

Beef, Pork, Seafood Producers, Food Retailers and Wholesalers to Create Program to Inform Consumers About Products' Country of Origin
— 1/16/04 — NCBA

Cattlemen Urge Congress to Focus on Omnibus — 1/09/04 — NCBA

R-CALF USA Urges U.S. Senate to Suspend Imports; Implement COOL — 1/09/04 — R-CALF USA

Maximizing Food Safety is Important, But Doesn't Happen With Proposed Mandatory Country of Origin Labeling Law — 1/08/04

COOL Must be Part of the BSE Safety Solution — 1/06/04 — OCM

Set Aside Politics and Implement COOL — 1/06/04 — R-CALF USA



2003

USDA’s New Moves Insufficient to Re-Establish Exports, Country of Origin Labeling Needed — 12/31/03 — OCM

Lack Of Cool Costing $27 Million Per Day In Lost Revenue — 12/30/03 — OCM

COOL Would Have Limited BSE — 12/29/03 — OCM

COOL Summit II — 12/12/03 — R-CALF USA

Any Labeling Program Must Result in Financial Benefit to Producers — 12/12/03 — BEEF USA

COOL Task Force —12/10/03 — NCBA

R-CALF USA Applauds Senate for Delaying Appropriations Process — 12/10/03 — R-CALF USA

Independent Government Agency Wary of Mandatory Labeling — 12/05/03 — NCBA

We Want COOL — 12/03/03 — R-CALF USA


USDA Searched In All the Wrong Places for COOL Benefits — 11/28/03 — R-CALF USA


MSGA Applauds Restoration of Funding to Labeling Law — 11/26/03 — MGSA


Texas Ag Groups Applaud Postponement of COOL Regulations — 11/25/03 — TSCRA, TCFA,TPPA

NCBA Industry Groups to Develop Alternative Labeling Program — 11/25/03 — NCBA

Congressional Leaders Pressured by NCBA, NPPC and UFFV to Kill COOL — 11/24/03 — SBA

NFU Continues Fight for COOL Amid Threats — 11/24/03 — NFU

COOL Summit Makes Significant Progress — 11/19/03 — R-CALF USA

Another Producer Victory: R-CALF USA Thanks Senate for Supporting Full COOL Funding — 11/07/03 — R-CALF USA

Cattlemen Remain Resolute to Make Labeling Work for Producers — 11/07/03 — NCBA

OCM Thanks Senators Who Supported of COOL — 11/07/03 — OCM

NFU Applauds Senate COOL Vote — 11/06/03 — NFU

Mandatory Country-of-Origin Labeling Represents Intellectual Dishonesty — 11/06/03 — AMI

Reality of Mandatory Labeling Law Sets In — 11/05/03 — NCBA

Producers May Need Congress’s Help to Overcome COOL Opposition — 11/05/03 — R-CALF USA

COOL: Producer/Consumer Benefits USDA Forgot to Mention — 11/03/03 — R-CALF USA

OCM Says COOL Rulemaking Process Should Continue. — 10/28/03 — OCM

Cattlemen Wary of Mandatory Country-of-Origin Labeling Costs, Requirements. — 10/28/03 — NCBA

COOL Rules Reveal Significant Progress Toward Proper Implementation. — 10/27/03 — R-CALF USA

Committee Holds Hearing To Review Mandatory Country Of Origin Labeling — 10/01/03 — House Ag Committee

Study Finds Developed, BSE-Infected Countries Support COOL – Except Canada — 9/25/03 — R-Calf USA

Farmers Union Joins Senators in Support of Country-of-Origin Labeling — 9/10/03 — NFU

Statement of the American Meat Institute on Statements by Sens. Daschle, Johnson and Enzi Regarding Country-of-Origin Labeling — 9/10/03 — AMI

Another Study Confirms Mandatory Country-of-Origin Labeling Will Impose Additional Burden — 9/10/03 — NCBA

R-Calf USA Provides USDA with Direction on Implementing COOL — 9/09/03 — R-Calf USA

Farmers Head to Washington to Urge Congress to Keep COOL — 9/05/03 — NFU

Chairman of Alberta Beef Producer's Assoc. Lauds Benefit of COOL — 8/13/03 — CCMP

Keep COOL, Congress! — 7/14/03 — Missouri Farmers Union

NFU, AFBF United in Support of Country-of-Origin Labeling Law — 7/11/03 — NFU

NCBA Says Country-of-Origin Labeling Must Benefit Producers — 6/27/03 — NCBA

House Committees Pass COOL Extension and Hear Crucial Testimony — 6/26/03 — TSCRA

R-CALF USA Testifies Before House Ag Committee on COOL — 6/26/03 — R-Calf USA

Committee Holds Hearing to Review Mandatory Country-of-Origin Labeling — 6/26/03 — House Agricultural Committee

NFU Insists House Agricultural Committee Keep COOL — 6/26/03 — NFU

S.D. Stockgrowers Say Bonilla Amendment is Irresponsible — 6/26/03 — S.D. Stockgrowers

Coalition Urges House Appropriations Committee to Protect COOL — 6/23/03 — R-Calf USA

R-Calf USA Conducts COOL Briefings for Congressional Staff — 6/21/03 — R-Calf USA

Montana Stockgrowers express concern over meat labeling funding cuts — 6/19/03 — Montana Stockgrowers

S.D. Stockgrowers Fight Attempt to Stop COOL — 6/19/03 — S.D. Stockgrowers

Food Industy Trade Coalition Unveils New Web Site Country-of-Origin Labeling — 6/18/03 — Food Industry Trade Coalition

CCMP Urges Producers to Oppose Packer Attempts to Kill COOL — 6/18/03 — CCMP

Texas Cattle Groups Support Washington Actions on COOL — 6/17/03 TCFA

NFU Says House Appropriations Subcommittee Action is UnCOOL — 6/17/03 — NFU

Congressional Hearings on Mandatory Labeling Planned — 6/17/03 — NCBA

House Sub-Committee Caves to Beef Industry Groups — 6/17/03 — R-Calf USA

CA Producers to USDA: Give Us Simple, Cost-Effective COOL — 6/16/03 — R-Calf USA

Cost of COOL is very low — 5/28/03 — Un. of Tenn. Ag Policy Analysis Center

KLA Suggests Solutions to Mandatory Labeling Challenges — 5/12/03 — KLA

Cattle Producers Alone Stand To Reap Over $5.9 Billion Annual Benefits From COOL — 5/08/03 — OCM

Economists Challenge USDA Warnings On Labeling Costs And Implementation — 5/08/03



LMA President Perrin praises independent COOL study — 5/08/03 — LMA

UF Study Shows Food-Origin Labeling Will Benefit Consumers And Producers — 5/08/03 — Un. of Florida IFAS


S.D. Stockgrowers Tell USDA: We Need Mandatory COOL  — 5/08/03 — S.D. Stockgrowers

Legal/Economic Study Refutes Anti-COOL Claims of USDA and Packers  — 5/08/03 — R-Calf USA

TCFA, TSCRA Officers Testify On Mandatory COOL — 5/5/03 — TCFA


Cattle Producers Question USDA’s Resistance to Simplified Labeling Rules — 5/02/03 — R-Calf USA

AMI says No Evidence of Benefit to Mandatory Country-of-Origin Labeling — 5/01/03 — Inside AMI, a feature of MeatAMI.com

Tyson vice president testifies against COOL at USDA education session — 4/30/03 — www.meatingplace.com

Talent Tells USDA to Make COOL Work — 4/29/03 — DTN

SD Stockgrowers, Senator Johnson Address COOL Questions — 4/29/03 — S.D. Stockgrowers

The Packers and Stockyards Act and Country of Origin Labeling — 4/23/03 — GIPSA

Voluntary U.S. Meat Certification Program Preferable To Mandatory Country-Of-Origin Labeling — 4/22/03 — AMI

NCBA Calls for More Flexibility in COL Rule; Vows to Lessen Burden on Producers — 4/14/03 — NCBA

Stockmen’s Association urges common-sense implementation of COOL — 4/11/03 — N.D. Stockmens'

ACOL Submits Comprehensive Joint Letter to AMS — 4/11/03 — R-Calf USA

National Farmers Union Suggests Common Sense Approach to COOL — 4/10/03 — NFU

Cattle Raisers ask for repeal of mandatory labeling — 4/03/03 — TSCRA

R-CALF USA Presents U.S. Producers’ Expectations for COOL — 4/02/03 — R-Calf USA

Montana Stockgrowers Association submits comments on COOL — 3/28/03 — Montana Stockgrowers

USDA Comments on Country of Origin Labeling — 3/20/03 — S.D. Stockgrowers

Keep Your COOL, Don’t Be FOOLed — 3/20/03 — NFU

USDA Comments on Country of Origin Labeling — 3/19/03 — R-Calf USA

LMA, R-CALF USA urge producers to ignore ‘misinformation’ about COOL — 3/06/03 — LMA

Veneman Announces Series Of Listening Sessions On Country Of Origin Labeling Implementation — 3/05/03 — USDA

What Iowa Beef Producers Need to Know About County of Origin Labeling — 2/25/03 — Iowa Beef Center

South Dakota Legislators Tell USDA: Don't Burden U.S. Producers — 2/19/03 — S.D. Stockgrowers

100 Groups Tell Congress $1.9 Billion Estimate for Country of Origin Labeling is ‘Unsupportable’ — 2/10/03 — R-Calf USA


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