Everett Griner talks about why the cattlemen are fighting the COOL legal battle. Everett explains why they lost this round in the courts in today’s Agri View.
Violation of the the Country of Origin Label (COOL) has cost producers in one location of the country a lot of money. One section is the only location they are giving now. Here is the story.
Imported beef was being sold to consumers without the Country of Origin Label. That is illegal. Cattle producers were able to prove that the beef carried a label that said “Product of the USA”. The cattlemen sued. They produced proof that the sale of the imported beef had caused them great financial harm.
This is a lengthy process. It cost the cattlemen even more to go to court. Even with sufficient evidence in their favor, they lost the case. But, that is not the end. They are gaining ground outside the court.
It is going to take time. Maybe lots of time. They will very likely have a chance to get another shot in a different court.
That’s Agri View for today. I’m Everett Griner…