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COOL hurts cattle raisers in Canada and in the U.S.

Canadian cattlemen want to work with the U.S. cattlemen to continue to grow the global cattle herd, but ongoing disputes about the country-of-origin-labeling (COOL) law are interfering, Canadian cattlemen told cattle farmers last week at the 2014 Iowa Cattle Industry Convention.

The World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled in favor of Canada and Mexico, agreeing the law discriminated against products from Canada and Mexico. The United States in November then appealed the WTO’s decision.

John Masswohl, director of government and international relations for the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association, said U.S. farmers aren’t getting what they asked for out of COOL.

"I think the intention was that it could help to ...




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