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Harrington's Sort & Cull
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Mon Jun 15, 2015 04:27 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- In a strong bi-partisan vote, the House of Representatives voted Wednesday evening to repeal mandatory country of origin labels for meat.

CORRECTION: The final vote was 300 to 131 with 66 Democrats joining 234 Republicans to vote for measure in a late evening vote.

While the bill now goes to the Senate, the House vote represents a victory for Canadian and Mexican livestock producers. They argued consistently that labels declaring where an animal was born, raised and slaughtered caused U.S. packers and feeders to offer less for their livestock because of costly segregation measures. Some U.S. packers ...

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