Farmers Union Testifies Against USDA Decision to Open Canadian Border

US - North Dakota Farmers Union Board Secretary and Solen, N.D. farmer Woody Barth testified at a field hearing today against the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s proposed rule to expand the list of allowable Canadian beef and cattle imports. Barth testified at the request of Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., chairman of the U.S. Senate’s commerce subcommittee on Trade, Tourism and Economic Development.
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“American producers and consumers deserve better than what USDA is proposing,” Barth said.

Barth stressed Farmers Union’s support for mandatory country of origin labeling (COOL) and urged subcommittee members to support efforts to move the implementation date to September 2007. “Mandatory COOL is a vital tool to protect the integrity of the U.S. beef industry and for consumers to support American products at the grocery store,” Barth said

Source: Southwest Nebraska News
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