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Washington Insider
Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:10 PM CDT

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

CATTLE PRODUCERS AND MEAT LABELS

USDA is continuing to struggle to comply with a congressional requirement to label some meats with their country of origin -- the birth country of the livestock, where they were raised and fed, and where they were slaughtered. A group of cattle producers says the proposal is both disruptive and costly and is suing USDA over its revised requirements. In a lawsuit filed earlier this month in U.S. District Court, the group claims the labels will ...

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