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WYO Ranchers Say Opening Borders to More Canadian Cattle Not “COOL”

September 25, 2007

Newcastle, WY – Some Wyoming ranchers say they need labels to protect themselves and consumers. The demand comes after the USDA green-lighted an increase in Canadian cattle imports, even though "mad cow" cases continue to turn up in Canadian herds. Newcastle rancher Donley Darnell says it's the perfect time to speed up country-of-origin labeling, so consumers will be able to differentiate Canadian beef from its U.S.-produced counterparts.

"We don't need a 'North American cattle herd' because the Canadian standards and our standards are different."

Darnell notes U.S. standards are tougher than Canadian rules, and consumers ought to be able to choose if they have safety concerns. He also explains that labeling has been delayed for years -- in his view, for all the wrong reasons.

"Some money out there doesn't want it. The packing industry doesn't want to have to differentiate their sources."

Wyoming's Senators are trying to make sure country-of-origin labeling is part of the Senate Farm Bill. Those against the new labeling say it will increase prices for consumers.

Deborah Smith/Eric Mack, Public News Service - WY