The Meat and Poultry Promotion Coalition sent a letter to the leadership of the Senate and House Ag Committees stating its support of the Livestock Title of the 2008 farm bill and urged House and Senate members to support the bill.

The letter said the coalition was pleased that the farm bill “does not include burdensome provisions, such as the ban on packer ownership and more regulation of poultry processors. We’re also pleased that the country of origin labeling (COOL) provisions provide producers, packers and retailers with greater clarity and reduce many of the burdensome requirements contained in the COOL provisions included in the 2002 farm bill.”

The letter was signed by the American Meat Institute, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, National Chicken Council, National Meat Association, National Pork Producers Council and the National Turkey Federation.