Re-establish COOL, standing with producers

Re-establish COOL, standing with producers

My 4th South Dakota Promise is to support COOL and other reforms in the livestock industry.
I will be an unwavering proponent of reestablishing Country of Origin Labeling [COOL]. U.S. beef is the standard of quality worldwide and U.S. consumers deserve to know when they buy USDA beef that it’s the high quality our producers in this country have raised. We have the technology to identify exactly where it was grown and it should be implemented. Data shows that, since COOL rules were removed meat packer profits have gone up and producers’ have gone down.
I also support amendments to the 1921 Packers and Stockyards Act to prohibit physical ownership of livestock by the big 4 packers.
Finally, I will work in Congress to re-establish the Obama-era protections farmers and ranchers have to sue when forced out of business by a packer or buyer.
I have more details on supporting agriculture here.