29-01-2014 00:25 AM | USA

Livestock leaders target farm bill

Cattle and pork industry leaders have vowed to defeat the farm bill, which they say fails to remove country-of-origin labeling requirements that could lead to retaliatory tariffs in Canada and Mexico.

National livestock industry leaders have vowed to defeat the compromise farm bill, worried it retains country-of-origin labeling requirements on fresh meats that may result in retaliatory tariffs by Canada and Mexico.

No changes will be allowed when Congress votes Wednesday morning on the conference report of the farm bill, valued at $900 billion over 10 years. A favorable vote would send the bill to President Barack Obama’s desk.
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