Beef Industry Experts Don Close and Kent Bacus Explain Why Mandatory Labelling Isn’t So “COOL” After All

Beef Industry Experts Don Close and Kent Bacus Explain Why Mandatory Labelling Isn’t So “COOL” After All

Oklahoma Farm Report

Most of the US cattle industry agrees that the Mandatory Country of Origin Labelling (MCOOL) laws that we previously had in place against cattle coming in from Mexico and Canada, was an overall fiasco – eventually ruled illegal by the World Trade Organization. However, there are still those groups that want MCOOL brought back. Don Close, vice president for food and agribusiness animal protein at Rabo Agrifinance, commented recently that if you look closely at the impact MCOOL had on the US beef market, you can begin to understand how truly disastrous it was.

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