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Friday, 01 May 2015 14:32

Beef Producers Hoping For End Of COOL

The Manitoba Beefs Producers say their hopeful for an end to country of origin labeling despite another challenge from the American government.
 
Last fall, the World Trade Organization ruled that the US labeling rules discriminate against exports from Canada and Mexico, with another ruling expected by May 18.
 
MBP general manager Melinda German says COOL is an unfair trade barrier with the US which has cost the industry an exceptional amount of money.
 
"They're actually recalculating the costs to the Canadian industry, and at one time we thought it was costing us around a billion dollars. It's not just for cattle, it's for hogs as well. New estimates are seeing that it's going to far exceed that. It's had a tremendous impact on the livestock industry in Canada."
 
The US regulations on country of origin labeling were first implemented in 2008.
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Hylife Foods plan to expand

Saturday, 18 November 2017 07:09
Hylife Foods plan to expand

Hylife foods in Neepawa are expanding their processing plant with a 100 million dollar investment.

Updated: Donate to the Endow Manitoba 24 Hour Giving Challenge across the Parkland today

Saturday, 18 November 2017 06:53
Updated: Donate to the Endow Manitoba 24 Hour Giving Challenge across the Parkland today
Community foundations all over the Parkland have the chance to help raise money for legacy projects in their communities.

Reports say Semi hit Portage overpass

Friday, 17 November 2017 19:27
Reports say Semi hit Portage overpass

Reports are saying that a westbound semi hit the Portage overpass on the Trans Canada highway this evening.

Truck slid off bridge into icy water this morning

Friday, 17 November 2017 16:06
Truck slid off bridge into icy water this morning

A 73 year old man from St. Claude, which is south of Portage, rolled his truck this morning.