Washington Insider -- Thursday
Thu Mar 27, 2014 05:58 AM CDT

Here’s a quick monitor of Washington farm and trade policy issues from DTN’s well-placed observer.

Vilsack: COOL Decision Expected by June; No Fallback Plan

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack expects to find out in June how the World Trade Organization will rule on USDA’s final country-of-origin meat labeling (COOL) requirements. The formal notice would likely come in July, he told the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee on March 26. While Vilsack was not specific on the dates, trade source previously told Issue Monitor that a WTO panel is expected to a deliver a confidential interim report in the ...

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