opening remarks from House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas (R-Okla.) included the following statement:
“Another issue important to the livestock community is the pending WTO case associated with mandatory country of origin and the potential retaliation from our trading partners. I am hopeful that working together we can prevent the imposition of tariffs on a wide array of products important to many states.”
The next meeting date for the farm bill conference committee has not yet been announced. USMEF will post further updates as work on the farm bill continues.