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Washington Insider
Tue Mar 12, 2013 05:06 PM CDT

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

WASHINGTON INSIDER: NEW COOL CONTINUES TO STIR CONTROVERSY

Policies that require country of origin labels on retail food products have been controversial since they were first proposed, in part because they seem contradictory in the modern, interconnected world -- and, especially one in which the United States ag industry has such large stakes. Nevertheless, a COOL approach attracted significant support from a broad group of U.S. livestock producers and was part of the 2008 Farm Act.

Not only did the proposal ...

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