The Battle for COOL Continues

December 18, 2012Blog

By Mike Stranz, NFU Government Relations Representative Earlier this month, the World Trade Organization (WTO) gave the United States a May 23, 2013, deadline to bring its Country-of-Origin Labeling (COOL) rules into compliance with a WTO ruling. That gives NFU members plenty of time to make their voices heard that we want to keep COOL. … Read More

Tired Criticisms of Renewable Fuels Merit a Response

December 14, 2012Blog

By Jan Ahlen, NFU Government Relations Representative Attacks on the Renewable Fuel Standard have begun again in earnest. Following a recent U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) decision not to waive the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS), the usual suspects are lining up again to blast our nation’s major effort to ramp up renewable fuels production, reduce … Read More

Fleecing of the Sheep Market

December 12, 2012Blog

By Mike Stranz, NFU Government Relations Representative NFU has been very active in advocating for greater enforcement of the Packers and Stockyards Act. However, a majority in Congress has also been very active in trying to undermine nearly all of the authorities provided to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration … Read More