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Mon Nov 4, 2013 05:11 PM CST

OTTAWA (Dow Jones) -- Canadian Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz said Monday he is "very confident" that the U.S. will repeal a contentious meat-labeling in the Farm Bill.

But he said there was still "quite a bit of work" to do as Ottawa and North American industry groups lobby Washington to drop the country-of-origin rule, known as COOL.

Mr. Ritz said North American trade groups -- who are appealing a U.S. court decision denying them a preliminary injunction to block the rule -- have collected signatures of support from 100 senators and representatives in the House.

"That would have ...

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