STAFF BLOG STORM TRACKER October 2013
Last month was the first month since April with the average temperature finishing below normal. October finished with an average temperature of 44.8 which is 0.8 degrees below the current 30 year aver... Posted on 11/5/13 at 10:21 AM
THIS WOMAN WRITES The Economics of Being Cool -- and Frugal
Being frugal is chic these days.
It'sexhilaratingto go to bed knowing that you're weird and out of step, and then burst into the kitchen the next morning as a dynamic, exciting, creative, green livin... Posted on 2/27/13 at 2:42 PM
SHOOTIN' THE WIT Who says there's nowhere to swim in Fargo?
July is a hot month. August is hotter. When things heat up, nothing feels more refreshing than jumping into a lake.
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In papers filed today in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, industry opponents to the U.S. country-of-origin labeling (COOL) law dropped their longstanding case against the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The U.S. government has decided to appeal the World Trade Organization ruling against the U.S. program of country-of-origin labeling for red meat.
A WTO panel found that the U.S. program discriminated against Canadian and Mexican beef and pork, but affirmed the U.S. government’s right to label meat by country of origin. The Canadian and Mexican governments brought the case against the United States.
On Oct. 31, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit denied a request for a rehearing on a motion for preliminary injunction to block implementation of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s May 2013 final rule on country-of-origin labeling for red meat. The request came from the American Meat Institute and other groups.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative will decide whether to appeal the World Trade Organization decision that found fault with the U.S. country-of-origin labeling regime for red meat, and added that the WTO has asked any appeal to be held until January.
On Oct. 20, the World Trade Organization announced its ruling that the U.S. had failed to bring its of country-of-origin labeling for meat regulations fully in line with international fair trading rules, saying they still discriminate against Canada and Mexico and cause damages to their producers.
The U.S. faces potential trade sanctions from Canada and Mexico after the World Trade Organization ruled on Monday it had failed to bring its meat labeling regulations fully in line with international fair trading rules.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia on July 29 upheld the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s authority to issue rules implementing the country-of-origin labeling law for meat and poultry products. The court also denied a request for a preliminary injunction to block implementation of USDA’s May 2013 final rule for the labeling law.
The Obama administration’s argument for keeping its labeling requirements in place for meat vendors is too broad and would give regulators too much power over how goods are labeled, judges in a U.S. appeals court said May 19.
A U.S. appeals court on Friday rejected a challenge by meat producers to a federal regulation that specifies labeling requirements for certain meat products, a move applauded by rancher and consumer groups.
While most farmers and ranchers celebrated when the U.S. House passed a farm bill Wednesday, some regional beef producers who hoped to exclude a provision that demands “Product of the U.S.A.” labels on American meat weren’t pleased.
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