Thursday, May 23, 2013 5:10PM CDT
Opponents of COOL on Thursday criticized USDA and the new labeling requirements. Those criticisms were loudest from U.S. meatpackers, feeders and Canadians. The new rule would prohibit packers and retailers from co-mingling meat coming from animals born or raised in different countries.
Thursday, May 23, 2013 4:05PM CDT
Repeating a provision they introduced last year, senators backed a plan that would lower the premium subsidy for farmers making more than $750,000 adjusted gross income. The vote was 59-33 despite opposition from leaders on the Senate Agriculture Committee. The farm bill debate is now on hiatus until the Senate returns June. 3.