C O O L   L I B R A R Y

February 12, 2013
Options for Coming into Compliance with WTO Ruling on Country of Origin Labeling (COOL)

February 12, 2013
COOL: U.S. Cattlemen's Association and NFU Release COOL Compliance Legal Analysis

COOL tools ...

Click here for the proposed affidavit to prove livestock origin

USCA Files COOL Rule Comments With USDA; Click Here To View

June 29, 2012
U.S. Cattlemen's Association on WTO COOL Final Ruling

July 22, 2009
USCA Files COOL Comments with WTO

September 4, 2008
Letter to Livestock Industry Stakeholders

September 4, 2008
Recommended Country of Origin Affidavit/Declaration Statements

August 4, 2008
2008 FB COOL Language

August 23, 2007
U.S. Cattlemen’s Association FAQ Sheet on COOL and Source/Age Verification of Cattle

August 21, 2007
USCA Files COOL Rule Comments
- Click Here to View and then link to the attached.

August 20, 2007
COOL Comment Suggestions For Ag. Marketing Service - COOL comment period ending Aug. 20th 2007

July 13, 2007
Top Ten Reasons For Country of Origin Labeling in the U.S. When it comes to country of origin labeling for beef, pork, lamb, vegetables, fruit and peanuts there are any number of reasons why the law should be implemented.  The U.S. Cattlemen's Association presents today's Top Ten Reasons for Country of Origin Labeling.

July 12, 2007
Country of Origin Labeling Talking Points - Provided by U.S. Cattlemen’s Association

June 2007
Statement from Danni Beer, USCA Director and COOL Committee Chair

June 20, 2007
USDA's Proposed Mandatory Country of Origin Labeling Rule, published October 2003

The Agriculture Marketing Service has reopened the comment period for 60 days for the agency's proposed mandatory country of origin labeling rule for beef, lamb, pork, perishable agriculture commodities and peanuts.  Click here to view the notice of comment period for the proposed COOL rules as published in the June 20 Federal Register.
Comments must be submitted by August 20, 2007 and can be delivered via the internet or through the mail.  Received comments will be posted at http://www.regulations.gov.

June, 2007
In recent weeks, controversy has erupted over record-keeping and documentation required by segments of the cattle and beef industries to verify compliance with the COOL provisions of the 2002 Farm Bill.  Click here to view the list of document examples issued by USDA.  Producers may find it interesting that the agency is not willing to accept a permanent marking placed on imported cattle.