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Canadians Resigned to COOL
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Thu Jan 30, 2014 05:04 PM CST

EDMONTON, Canada (DTN) -- Canadian cattle feeder Kevin Serfas has seen some of the complications of the U.S. country-of-origin-labeling law for meat affect his ability to sell cattle into the states. The labeling law has complicated the North American cattle market and made it harder to find buyers south of the Canadian border.

"There's no difference," Serfas said. "It's an imaginary line. We're feeding the same cattle. It's frustrating because these trade barriers are thrown up for no reason."

What to do about COOL was one of the final sticking points in the farm bill conference talks this month. Following ...

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