Posted October 11, 2013

On November 14, 12-1 (CDT),the National Agricultural Law Center is hosting a webinar titled, COOL Or Not So COOL?:  Overview and Discussion of Country of Origin Labeling.  The presenters will be J. Dudley Butler, Farm and Ranch Law Groupand former USDA GIPSA Administrator, and John G. Dillard, Associate Attorney at Olsson Frank Weeda.  The panel will be moderated by Harrison Pittman, Director, National Agricultural Law Center, a unit of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.  For additional information about the webinar and its presenters, please visit the Center’s website here.   Inquiries regarding the program can be submitted to 


The webinar is designed to be useful designed to be useful to anyone — attorneys, lobbyists, policymakers, extension personnel, producers, and others — with an interest in Country of Origin Labeling. It will begin with a synopsis of COOL, including its recent history and status.  It will then continue in a point/counterpoint format for discussion of key legal and policy issues.