Monday, February 6, 2017

Another COOL state

Wyoming state’s agriculture committee has sent a bill to its legislators calling for mandatory County of Origin Labeling for beef sold at retail.

South Dakota’s legislature approved a similar bill last week.

County-of-Origin Labeling makes it expensive for meat packers to identify carcasses and cuts by country of origin, meaning that they either bid less for foreign livestock or simply don’t buy any.

COOL cost Canadian livestock farmers billions before the World Trade Organization ruled that the U.S. federal government couldn’t discriminate that way.