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R-CALF USA files lawsuit to mandate COOL

Suit alleges that USDA regulations that allow potentially mixed beef and pork to be classified as "domestic products" confuse consumers and harm American farmers.

The Ranchers-Cattlemen Legal Action Fund United Stockgrowers of America (R-CALF USA) and Cattle Producers of Washington (CPoW) filed a lawsuit Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington against the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The suit alleges that USDA regulations that allow beef and pork to be classified as "domestic products," even when those meat products are imported from other countries, confuse consumers and harm American farmers.

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