The move puts the nation’s largest beef producer group, which has long been opposed to mandatory country-of-origin labeling, on the side of making sure voluntary COOL declarations are accurate and verifiable.
Japan agreed Wednesday to cut or eliminate tariffs on $7.2 billion worth of U.S. ag commodities and erect new quotas under a trade deal that U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed Wednesday.
The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association plans to hire Colin Woodall as its new CEO and move Ethan Lane to Woodall’s former role as the organization’s vice president of government affairs, giving the nation’s largest beef industry group two familiar faces in new roles.
The United Nations report concluding that 1 million species are at risk of extinction included some familiar advice for agriculture: Adopt more sustainable practices, preserve genetic diversity in seeds and animals, and involve more sectors, including the public, in the food system.
The Department of Agriculture and Food and Drug Administration have completed an agreement to share regulatory jurisdiction over cell-based food products, but the language still needs to be implemented before the goods can be sold.