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Cattlemen's Association disappointed in Montana Country of Origin Labeling failure


The Montana Cattlemen’s Association is very disappointed that the Montana Legislature refused to enact a Montana Country of Origin Labeling law (Mt-COOL). Although the bill did receive limited bipartisan support, it was primarily the majority party that refused to vote for this common sense proposition overwhelmingly supported by Montana’s consumers and livestock producers.

The proposed law was based on the Mt-COOL law which was enacted by the 2005 Legislature. This 2005 law had a sunset clause for when a national COOL was enacted, which happened in 2008. Congress inexplicably rescind...

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