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Harrington's Sort & Cull
John Harrington DTN Livestock Analyst
Fri Jul 31, 2015 12:58 PM CDT

Scrambling to address the WTO ruling that the COOL program for beef and pork leads to discrimination against Canadian and Mexican producers, some senators can't resist throwing mislabeled bones in all directions. I suppose pandering goes with the Congressional territory, but the ongoing attempt to supersede mandatory legislation with voluntary legislation strikes me as both silly and a waste of time.

As many as 13 eager-to-please senators are cosponsoring a bill that would repeal mandatory country-of-origin labeling only to replace it with a voluntary program. These guys must have a serious lawmaking addiction, saying in effect, "If you won't let ...

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