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The World Trade Organization (WTO) has said the U.S. COOL regs aren't acceptable.  Now, if the U.S. doesn't modifyf it's stance, Canada and Mexico might decide to get soem countervailing actions going.


'Country of origin labeling helps consumers make informed purchasing decisions, and the WTO has now reaffirmed the United States' right to provide consumers information about the origin of their food," a USDA spokesman said. "However, we are disappointed with the…

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$10 To Ship Bank Check Reorder

We're getting low on checks, so I went online to get the cheapest, simplest checks I could find.  $28 for a box of 112 checks equals $0.25 per check plus the cheapest price to ship them is $10.90 for a total price of $38.90 or $0.35 per check.


What a rip-off.  I called the bank and they had no relief.  Have to order the checks online.


$0.35 per check and $.0.49 for a first class stamp is $0.84 not counting the cost of an envelope and…

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Soybean Harvest Passes Halfway Point As Weather Window Flies Open

Corn harvest is just shy of 1/3 complete, while soybean harvest has passed the halfway point, according to Monday's USDA-NASS weekly Crop Progress report.

Corn harvest remains well off the average pace after another week of just single-digit progress as an overall percentage of this year's crop; as of Sunday, 31% of the nation's corn crop is harvested, up from 24% a week ago but off 7% from a year ago and 22% behind the previous average pace.

The story's a little different for…

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19 hours ago
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U.S. Labeling Law Distorts Global Livestock Trade, WTO Panel Finds

Long-disputed country-of-origin labeling, or COOL, gives U.S.-produced livestock a competitive advantage over its imported equivalent, according to a ruling handed down Monday at the World Trade Organization (WTO).

Country-of-origin labeling, originally enacted in 2009 and revised in 2013, creates an environment in which livestock imported to the U.S. from Mexico and Canada faces a "detrimental impact" when it comes to "competitive opportunities" in the U.S. marketplace, for a number…

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20 hours ago


Backgrounding Steers

Started by Aaron Frerking in Uncategorized. Last reply by Rick Houston on Friday. 1 Reply

Declining farmer numbers

Started by Jeff Caldwell in Uncategorized. Last reply by Ben Sloan Sep 22. 2 Replies

Pre-Harvest Checklist

Started by Jordan R Anderson in Crops. Last reply by Dave Kraeer Sep 11. 2 Replies

Why is it so hard to get started in farming

Started by Michael Rasmussen in Starting an Operation. Last reply by Michael Rasmussen Aug 23. 6 Replies



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