Today, Rep. K. Michael Conaway (R-TX), Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, issued the following statement regarding legislation introduced by Senator Hoeven (R-ND) and Senator Stabenow (D-MI) that ties repeal of country of origin labeling (COOL) to both the elimination of existing market driven programs and the establishment of a so-called voluntary country of origin (COOL) labeling program for beef, pork, and chicken. This new voluntary program would operate under similar rules as the program found to violate U.S. international trade rules.
In Case You Missed It: New Study Reveals Banning Atrazine is a Jobs Killer
Tamara Hinton (202) 225-0184
WASHINGTON – According to a new study from University of Chicago economist Don L. Coursey, Ph.D., banning the herbicide Atrazine would damage an already struggling economy and would result in lost jobs in rural America. Professor Coursey's research indicates that a ban would cost corn growers between $26 and $58 per acre and would wipe out between 21,000 and 48,000 jobs related to corn production, with additional job losses in both the sugar cane and sorghum industries.