While American consumers have a fundamental right to know where products are made or processed and therefore can choose the country of origin for their purchasing choice for their clothes, their shoes and their seafood, they do not have the same fundamental right to have a choice to buy American beef or pork.
Over a year ago, Congress repealed Country of Origin Labeling (COOL), and a year ago calf prices dropped by over $500.00 per head. That is not only money out of the farmer’s pocket, but it is money that will not be spent in rural communities. Farmers, truck dealerships, farm supply stores and every small business in rural communities loses.
Consumers have a fundamental right to choose American beef and pork, and rural communities deserve to have their share of the consumers’ dollars. COOL could be reinstated through Congressional legislation or through President Trump’s negotiations with Canada and Mexico.
Take Action Now
Contact the White House
Our friends at R-CALF USA have created a White House petition to stop unsafe Brazilian beef imports until all beef sold in the U.S. is required to have a Country of Origin Label. The petition needs 100,000 signatures by May 13, 2017 to get a response from the White House. Take action now.
Contact Your Members of Congress
Please make a quick phone call to your two U.S. Senators and one Representative and urge them to support the reinstatement of COOL. Your phone call will be answered by either an intern or staff member, and they will make a note of your call and use it to understand what is important to the politician’s voters.
Hi, my name is _________, and I’m a constituent of (Representative or Senator) ___________.
I’m calling to support the reinstatement of Country of Origin Labeling for beef and pork products.
Consumers have a fundamental right to choose American beef and pork, and farmers and rural communities deserve to have their share of the consumers’ dollars.
Again, I’m calling to support the reinstatement of Country of Origin Labeling. Thank you!
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