House Introduces Bill To Kill Origin Labeling

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On May 20, legislation to repeal Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) was introduced by House Ag Committee Chair Mike Conaway.

The bill repeals origin labeling, which is non-compliant according to the World Trade Organization decision on May 19.The U.S. faces retaliation from Canada and Mexico and Conaway says action cannot be delayed.

The National Cattlemen's Beef Association and National Pork Producers Council support the legislation to eliminate COOL before neighboring countries start tariffs.

But the National Farmers Union says the legislation is premature. President Roger Johnson calls for countries to work together to find a solution.