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In: Country of Origin Labeling

Appeals Court Vacates COOL Ruling, Full Court to Rehear Case

  • April 8, 2014

Posted April 8, 2014   The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals recently vacated the March 28 ruling denying the American Meat...

Appeals Court Upholds Country of Origin Labeling

  • April 1, 2014

Posted April 1, 2014   On Friday, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the meat industry’s request for an injunction...

WTO Ruling on COOL Expected in June

  • March 3, 2014

Posted March 3, 2014   A World Trade Organization (WTO) panel is expected to issue a confidential interim report on June...

WTO Hears Country of Origin Labeling Dispute

  • February 21, 2014

Posted February 21, 2014   The World Trade Organization hearing on the U.S. Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) requirements took place...

Country of Origin Labeling Divides Livestock Industry

  • January 31, 2014

Posted January 31, 2014   While most celebrated when the U.S. House passed a farm bill on Wednesday, some regional beef...

WTO Announces Hearing Date for COOL Dispute

  • January 27, 2014

Posted January 27, 2014   The World Trade Organization (WTO) has announced that a public hearing of the U.S. Country of...

Congress Passes FY 2014 Spending Bill with Directives for USDA and FDA

  • January 20, 2014

Posted January 20, 2014   Late last week, Congress passed a $1 trillion omnibus spending package to fund the federal government...

Appeals Court Hears Oral Arguments in COOL Case

  • January 13, 2014

Posted January 13, 2014   The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit heard oral arguments on Jan. 9...

COOL Lawsuit Oral Arguments Scheduled

  • December 3, 2013

Posted December 3, 2013   The United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA), defendant-intervenor in a lawsuit challenging the USDA’s Country of Origin...

Meatpackers Urge Congress to Amend COOL Rules

  • November 21, 2013

Posted November 21, 2013   U.S. meatpackers are urging Congress in a last-minute effort to stop the implementation of Country of...

Country of Origin Labeling Webinar/CLE on Nov. 14

  • November 12, 2013

Posted November 12, 2013   The National Agricultural Law Center will host a webinar, “COOL or Not-So-COOL: Overview and Discussion of...

Country of Origin Labeling Divides Groups in Farm Bill Debate

  • November 6, 2013

Posted November 6, 2013   Lawmakers involved in the farm bill conference are hearing a heated debate over USDA’s Country of...

Peterson Optimistic on Farm Bill Vote

  • November 4, 2013

Posted November 4, 2013   Representative Collin Peterson (D-MN) is optimistic that the House and Senate conference committee will find a...

Farm Bill Conference Targets COOL for Repeal

  • October 31, 2013

Posted October 31, 2013   Members of the farm bill conference committee are looking to repeal the Country of Origin Labeling...

Tyson No Longer Accepting Canadian Cattle, Citing COOL

  • October 25, 2013

Posted October 25, 2013   Tyson Foods announced it has stopped buying Canadian cattle for shipment to its U.S. beef plants,...

Save the Date: November 14 Webinar on Country of Origin Labeling

  • October 11, 2013

Posted October 11, 2013 On November 14, 12-1 (CDT),the National Agricultural Law Center is hosting a webinar titled, COOL Or...

Court Grants Motion to Intervene in COOL Case

  • October 10, 2013

October 10, 2013   The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia granted four groups’ motion to intervene in a...

Chinese Processed Chicken Causes Food Safety Concerns

  • October 2, 2013

Posted October 2, 2013   Food safety advocates are raising concerns about a decision by the USDA and the Food Safety...

NFU Passes Resolution on Farm Bill, COOL, and RFS

  • September 12, 2013

Posted September 12, 2013   The National Farmers Union (NFU) recently concluded its Fall Legislative Fly-In, where the Board of Directors...

Federal Court Denies Preliminary Injunction in COOL Lawsuit

  • September 11, 2013

Posted September 11, 2013   The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia denied plaintiffs’ request for a preliminary injunction...