Today, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (R-TX) rejected the latest recommendation to establish a generic mandatory label option, an option typically referred to as a “Product of North America” label, should the U.S. lose its World Trade Organization (WTO) appeal regarding country of origin labeling (COOL) in the coming weeks.
H.R. 1947, Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013
FARRM is a bipartisan bill that cuts spending, reduces the size of government, and makes common-sense reforms to policy. It is the product of a multi-year process that included auditing for effectiveness and efficiency every single policy under the jurisdiction of the House Agriculture Committee.
Chairman Frank Lucas and Ranking Member Collin Peterson
Introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on May 13, 2013
Ordered reported by a recorded vote of 36 yeas to 10 nays in the House Agriculture Committee on May 15, 2013
Failed on passage in the House by a vote of 195 - 234 on June 20, 2013