Country of Origin Labeling
When Congress repealed COOL for Beef and Pork it allowed Multinational packers to start labeling beef and pork imported from foreign countries with a Product of USA label misleading consumers. MFU is working with Representatives Frank Smith (HD 31) and Willis Curdy (HD 98) and Senator Tom Jacobsen (SD 11) to sponsor bills to allow the consumers to know where their beef and pork was born, raised and harvested. LC0371 will require a placard identifying the Country-of-Origin to be placed near the beef and pork products. Another bill will only allow the “Product of USA” label to be put on Beef and Pork that was born, raised and harvested in the United States. Montana Farmers Union supports these bills because consumers have the right to know where their meat comes from and ranchers deserve a fair market price for their products.