Opinion: More Canadian cattle, beef imports risky

US - Opinion by Tom Buis, National Farmers Union president. Concerning the announced proposal from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to expand the list of allowable Canadian beef and cattle imports, I’m very disappointed the U.S. Department of Agriculture has decided to move forward in allowing additional cattle and beef products to be imported from Canada.
calendar icon 5 January 2007
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U.S. cattle producers continue to have no assurance that Canada has its BSE problem under control and we expect USDA to prioritize the interests of U.S. cattle producers and consumers over the interests of re-opening beef trade with Canada.

I am hopeful that the Secretary will use his authority to mitigate any negative economic impact this decision will have on U.S. cattle producers.

Further, I encourage the department to fully implement mandatory country-of-origin labeling before implementing the rule regarding additional Canadian beef and cattle imports.

Source: AG Weekly
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