Canadian cattle haulers may sidestep potential road apple

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) has passed a resolution to support voluntary, rather than mandatory, country of origin labelling of beef.

This is a significant development for the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) lobbying efforts against the draft U.S. Farm Bill amendment that would require beef and other agricultural commodities to be labelled with their country of origin if not born, raised and processed in the U.S.

With the organization that represents U.S. cattle producers adding its powerful voice to other U.S. groups, including packers and retailers, aready in opposition to mandatory labelling, CCA says it is more hopeful this ill-conceived amendment will be removed before the final Bill is passed.

In the meantime, CCA and the Canadian Embassy in Washington continue to work with U.S. groups in lobbying against the amendment.

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