NEWS
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 ...

Quick View
  • Stay on Top of SDS The distinctive yellow patches of sudden death syndrome (SDS) are surfacing in soybean fields acr...
  • Cattle Market There may be a little less bull in this fall's calf market, but the fundamentals still spell oppo...
  • Precision Ag Potential Pending Precision agriculture proponents insist the industry can revolutionize agriculture, but first mor...
  • Cash Rent Reset - 2 Iowa farmland owners Fred and Lodean Cook may consider flexible cash leases for the first time th...
  • Iowa Land Gets a Bounce Key Midwest land values are stuck in neutral or sliding below 2014 levels, recently released opin...
  • Canadian Dairy Conundrum Coping with Canada's dairy industry import tariffs and supply controls remains one of the stickin...
  • Senior Partners - 5 This fatherly financial advice is meant to prevent heartaches should the farm economy suffer anot...
  • Ask the Taxman by Andy Biebl CPA Andy Biebl answers readers' questions on depreciation recapture, defining a "true" lease and ...
  • Ask the Vet Does my calf have a hernia and is it repairable?
Related News Stories
(none currently available)