And why in an era of free trade does a group like R-CALF
feel constrained to advocate outmoded solutions rather than stressing remedies to systemic flaws?
Shae Dodson, a spokeswoman for R-CALF
, said the group's board would have to vote whether to appeal the case to the U.
In its complaint, R-CALF
argues that Mexican cattle are being sold in the US at prices as much as US$200 lower than in Mexico.
According to Bullard and R-CALF
, the program is "nothing but a means by which the mega-corporation can exert its muscle to violate the privacy of hard-working, independent family farm and ranch cattle producers; extract from those independent family cattle producers valuable marketing information at no cost; and then charge consumers a premium price for the information it has extracted for free.
The legal stonewalling that R-CALF
has engaged in has done real harm, but today's ruling will help the industry rebuild.
has listed reasons why it believes Canada has an unfair advantage with the COOL system.
Instead, having heard from R-CALF
and believing that continuing the ban would be 'largely harmless,' the district court has perpetuated losses and adverse business impacts that have already gone on far too long," the brief concluded.
While strongly supporting BSE testing in the United States, R-CALF
USA shares these concerns.
President Leo McDonnell said the plan would "expose U.
and the consumer groups said both USDA and the U.
In addition to Creekstone Farms Premium Beef and Gateway Beef Cooperative--the two packers whose requests were denied--the coalition consists of R-CALF
United Stockgrowers of America, Costco Wholesale Corp.
consumers, and the judge put a stop to it," said R-CALF
USA CEO Bill Bullard.