DairyCast Update for June 2, 2011, Country Of Origin Labeling?

The U.S. Country Of Origin Labeling Law is back in the news following a World Trade Organization finding that the regulations aren't accomplishing the original intent and are an impediment to international trade.  A special presentation features the U.S. perspective and Canada's view of the legislation and recent finding.

We've found a handy, online calculator, the National Air Quality Site Assessment Tool, to help with evaluating the impact of air emissions from your operation.  No records are kept of you or your information.  Just a chance to benchmark your air quality activities against others in your industry. Learn more from Iowa State Extension Agronomist Angela Reick-Hinz.

Information To Help Your Operations

  • Audio: How Will WTO Impact Border Beef Trade? - Two perspectives on the Country Of Origin Labeling issue from Kansas State Extension Livestock Economist Glynn Tonsor and Canadian economist Kevin Grier. The World Trade Organization recently found the U.S. Country Of Origin Labeling law to not be fulfilling the stated objectives and impeding access to U.S. markets by its trading partners. 
  • Audio: Can You Evaluate the Air Quality of Your Dairy? - Angela Reick-Hinz, Iowa State Extension Agronomist, updates us on a free online tool intended to help you evaluate your livestock systems for potential air quality improvement. The National Air Quality Site Assessment Tool does note collect nor retain the operations name. "All users receive a report of priority areas where improvements can be made, regardless of the amount of emissions produced by the facility."

Agriculture Telling its Story


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