The CEOs of the Rancher’s Cattlemen Action Legal Fund, United Stockgrowers of America (R-CALF USA) and the American Meat Institute (AMI) characterized their meeting today as a cordial and productive exchange of their respective views concerning the mandatory country-of-origin labeling (COOL) law contained in the 2002 Farm Bill.
“We both explained each of our
positions in a very cordial and forthright
manner,” said R-CALF USA CEO Bill Bullard.
“No decisions were made, and no agreements
were reached – other than that we would
continue to represent our respective members on
this issue, and at some point, when we are able
to identify an area of common interest, we have
agreed to meet again.”
“I know that
Bill Bullard and I can agree that the meat
industry has done a good job in responding to
consumer demand for various meat products. It
is our hope that we can continue to discuss
ways to benefit the industry as a whole” said
Patrick Boyle, AMI’s CEO.
Today’s meeting occurred in Washington,
D.C., after an exchange of letters between
R-CALF and AMI officials.
Note: This news release was jointly
approved by R-CALF USA and AMI.
R-CALF USA and American Meat Institute Discuss Mandatory Country-of-Origin LabelingWednesday, June 20, 2007
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