PRODUCERS PLANNING NEW COUNTRY-OF-ORIGIN LABELING PUSH

WASHINGTON -- Retailers and wholesalers may be celebrating the demise of a congressional campaign for country-of-origin labels on fresh food, but producers say they plan to step up their fight next year.The labeling measures, which would have affected both fresh meat and produce, were blocked during a contentious conference over the $55.9 billion Agriculture Appropriations bill, which was vetoed last

WASHINGTON -- Retailers and wholesalers may be celebrating the demise of a congressional campaign for country-of-origin labels on fresh food, but producers say they plan to step up their fight next year.

The labeling measures, which would have affected both fresh meat and produce, were blocked during a contentious conference over the $55.9 billion Agriculture Appropriations bill, which was vetoed last week over emergency funding for farm crises. The spending bill was then included --

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