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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Barrasso, R-Wyo., today disagreed with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) decision to allow live cattle and beef imports from Canada . He also re-iterated his support for implementing an effective mandatory country-of-origin-labeling (COOL) program. 

“The importation of beef and cattle from Canada increases uncertainty in the American beef supply,” Barrasso said. “Today’s decision by USDA highlights the need for an effective COOL program. American consumers deserve the right to know where their food comes from, and American beef producers deserve the right to differentiate their quality product in the marketplace.”

“I will fight to ensure that mandatory COOL is made a part of the Senate Farm Bill."