Oklahoma Farm Report masthead graphic with wheat on the left and cattle on the right.
Howdy Neighbors!
Ron Hays, Director of Farm and Ranch Programming, Radio Oklahoma Ag Network  |  2401 Exchange Ave, Suite F, Oklahoma City, Ok 73108  |  (405) 601-9211

advertisements
   
   
   
   
   
    
   
   
   
   
   

Agricultural News


Congressman Lucas Cosponsors Deceptive Labeling Legislation--Real MEAT Act

Mon, 02 Mar 2020 09:15:36 CST

Congressman Lucas Cosponsors Deceptive Labeling Legislation--Real MEAT Act Last week, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) joined 20 of his House colleagues in cosponsoring H.R. 4881- the Real MEAT Act, a bipartisan bill addressing deceptive labeling practices in alternative protein products.

“Consumers shouldn’t have to second guess food labels when shopping for groceries,” said Congressman Lucas.

“Plant-based protein products have the potential to confuse consumers especially when they are marketed in a deceptive way. Oklahoma’s cattle producers must be able to compete on a fair and transparent playing field and consumers need to be rightly and safely informed about the products they’re purchasing.

I’m proud to cosponsor this bill ensuring that consumers can be confident that the meat products they’re buying is indeed real beef.”
Oklahoma is home to thousands of hardworking cattlemen and women.

“The Real MEAT Act is important to protect the integrity of our product - beef! Consumers want to know that they are purchasing real beef raised and cared for by cattle men and women rather than some alternative plant or lab-based product,” said Michael Kelsey, Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association Executive Vice President. OCA members are very grateful to Congressman Lucas for signing onto the Real MEAT act as a co-sponsor to help lead this important legislation through Congress.”

Background:
The Real MEAT Act will codify the definition of beef for labeling purposes, reinforce existing misbranding provisions to eliminate consumer confusion, and enhance enforcement measures available to the USDA if the FDA fails to take appropriate action.

Oklahoma is home to 77,300 farm operations, including 52,048 beef cattle operations.


   

 

WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI

 


Top Agricultural News

  • NPPC Cancels 2020 World Pork Expo  Mon, 30 Mar 2020 16:40:47 CDT
  • Majority of Southern Plains Wheat, Pasture and Range Conditions are Rated Good to Excellent  Mon, 30 Mar 2020 21:39:58 CDT
  • Oklahoma Grain Elevator Cash Bids as of 2:00 p.m. Monday, March 30, 2020  Mon, 30 Mar 2020 14:59:53 CDT
  • Monday, March 30, 2020 Market Wrap-Up with Justin Lewis  Mon, 30 Mar 2020 14:03:56 CDT
  • OSU's Wheat Field days Canceled through May 10th   Mon, 30 Mar 2020 12:47:57 CDT
  • A Beef Board Update on COVID-19 Response by Contractors to Beef Checkoff  Mon, 30 Mar 2020 11:25:47 CDT
  • USDA Extends ReConnect Application Deadline to April 15  Mon, 30 Mar 2020 11:18:57 CDT
  • Zoom Webinars Planned for 2020 Cotton Production Planning and Dicamba Training by OSU  Mon, 30 Mar 2020 11:12:32 CDT

  • More Headlines...

       

    Ron salutes our daily email sponsors!

    Oklahoma City Farm Show KIS FUTURES, INC. Oklahoma Ag Credit Oklahoma Farm Bureau National Livestock Credit Ag Mediation Program P&K Equipment AFR Insurance Stillwater Milling Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association

    Our Road to Rural Prosperity sponsors!

    Banc First OPSRC ORWA TPAOO TPAOO

    Search OklahomaFarmReport.com


       
       
    © 2008-2020 Oklahoma Farm Report
    Email Ron   |   Newsletter Signup   |    Current Spots   |    Program Links

    WebReady powered by WireReady® Inc.