CALGARY, Alta. — The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) is warning that cattle exports to the U.S. may face devastating restrictions resulting in a crisis similar to the softwood lumber dispute.
CCA president John Morrison says that the U.S. is considering new labeling legislation, which could result in U.S. retailers refusing to stock Canadian beef.
Morrison is appealing for Canadians to lobby against such a change, noting that the affects of the legislation would be devastating to the Canadian cattle industry.
Currently, about half of Canada’s beef products are shipped south of the border.
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