The CEO of R-CALF USA says it’s time to put America’s farmers, ranchers, and consumers first and pass mandatory country of origin labeling.
Bill Bullard says bills have been introduced in both the US House and Senate. “The Senate version of the country of origin labeling bill, directs our Trade Ambassador and Ag Secretary to try to resolve the country boards labeling dispute,” he says. “That’s all good. The Harriet Hageman bill, however, says that the WTO’s present or past actions will have no impact on Congress’s ability to provide consumers with information as to where the beef comes from.”
He tells Brownfield getting m-COOL passed will be a challenge, but R-CALF members are ready for a fight.