Chip Bowling, Maryland farmer and president of National Corn Growers Association has released a statement in response to the announcement that Canada plans to seek retaliation against the US for COOL violations.
“Ag trade is a vital part of the U.S. economy. Retaliation by Canada will have a significant impact on American farmers and ranchers, threatening rural economies as well as our relationship with one of America’s greatest allies and trading partners. We urge Congress to quickly pass legislation to ensure the United States is in compliance with World Trade Organization obligations in regards to country-of-origin labeling.”
For more information, visit the COOL Reform Coalition at www.coolreform.com.