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Tue Feb 11, 2014 09:05 AM CST

Washington Insider: U.S. Farm Bill and COOL

Of course, not everyone was pleased by the final outcome of the lobbyist squabble that led to the five-year farm bill and that was especially true for the large meat companies, the National Cattlemen's Beef Association and, of course, ministers of agriculture and trade from Mexico and Canada.

During the long debate, several industry groups and the National Association of Manufacturers initiated an all-out assault on the U.S. country of origin labeling law and a broad expectation developed that that the policy would be changed. House conferees, especially, said ...

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