COOL DEBATE SHIFTS TO USDA FUNDING

WASHINGTON -- A duel is shaping up in Congress over whether to go forward with or delay implementation of controversial country-of-origin labeling for meat, fish, produce and peanuts.Debate over the fate of country-of-origin labeling (COOL) is tied up in last-minute wrangling over how to fund the Agriculture Department in the next year. The agency is charged with implementing COOL by next September.The

WASHINGTON -- A duel is shaping up in Congress over whether to go forward with or delay implementation of controversial country-of-origin labeling for meat, fish, produce and peanuts.

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