Country of Origin Labeling

News Special: Future of Farming

Oct 30, 2019

In The Moment has been covering the future of farming all October and today we bring you a special that takes key interviews from the month and brings them together in one podcast.

You'll hear from ag producers, researchers, and scientists that all have a unique perspective on the question: What does the future of farming in South Dakota look like?

In The Moment ... October 22, 2019 Show 684 Hour 2

The lack of Country of Origin Labeling has had a dramatic impact on cattle prices. It's affecting everything from what's in the hamburger you eat to the impact on natural resources.

As part of SDPB's month-long look at the future of farming and the ag industry, we visit with South Dakota ranchers B.J. Richter and Brett Kenzy for their take on cattle prices.

In a presidential election where both major party candidates have disapproval ratings of over 50%, Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson says he offers an alternative. The former governor of New Mexico joined Dakota Midday host Lori Walsh to discuss Country of Origin Labeling, what to do about Aleppo, and his plan to take the White House which relies on neither major party candidate reaching the required 270 electoral votes for victory.


As a top industry in the state, agriculture is on the minds of many South Dakotan voters. U.S. Representative Kristi Noem visits Midday to provide her insight on agriculture as she represents local farmers and producers in Washington, D.C. She also discusses the ongoing search for a compromise regarding Country of Origin Labeling, the importance of food supply to national security, and how South Dakotans consistently farm beyond next year’s crop.

Country Of Origin Labels On Meat May Disappear

Dec 10, 2015
Charles Michael Ray

Meat you buy in the local supermarket may no longer carry a label showing what country it came from following a ruling by the World Trade Organization.

The WTO ruled country of origin labeling hurts the livestock industry in Canada and Mexico.  Officials in the trade organization say if the US wants to continue country of origin labeling,  it has to pay about $1.2 billion dollars in damages to the two countries. The U.S. House repealed COOL, or Country of Origin Labeling, the Senate is likely to follow suit.