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   Ohio Senator Brown Introduces Dairy COOL Act
by Dairy Today
Posted: Monday, October 26, 2009 at 4:21PM EDT

Sens. Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio), Russ Feingold (D., Wis.) and Al Franken (D., Minn.) Introduced legislation yesterday that would extend mandatory country of origin labeling (COOL) to dairy products. 

To date, dairy products have been exempt from the controversial legislation which has already sparked World Trade Organization challenges from Canada.http://www.agweb.com/BeefToday/Article.aspx?Id=153678

And, in another bit of irony, dairy imports have actually declined this year. Nevertheless, Brown, Feingold and Franken say their bill protects both U.S. dairy farmers and consumers. 

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