Ranchers protest beef policy

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Cowboys carry American flags outside a venue in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, where a meeting and rally is being held to urge President Trump and U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Perdue to ensure fair prices for cattle farmers and ranchers. Among items on the agenda is a call to withdraw from the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) until Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) is included in the language of the agreement, and to reduce the amount of foreign beef imported into the United States and cease all efforts to reopen the U.S. to Brazilian beef. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

OMAHA, N.E. (KELO) — Ranchers are urging President Donald Trump and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to take action on fair prices for cattle farmers and ranchers.

In Omaha, a protest against the administration was held this week.

At the core of the debate is a 2015 policy that allows beef to be labeled as Product of USA even if it was from the USA.

  • Cattle ranchers listen to speakers at a meeting and rally in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, to urge President Trump and U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Perdue to ensure fair prices for cattle farmers and ranchers. Among items on the agenda is a call to withdraw from the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) until such time as Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) is included in the language of the agreement, and to reduce the amount of foreign beef imported into the United States and cease all efforts to reopen the U.S. to Brazilian beef. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
  • The Pledge of Allegiance is recited in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, at the start of a meeting and rally to urge President Trump and U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Perdue to ensure fair prices for cattle farmers and ranchers. Among items on the agenda is a call to withdraw from the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) until such time as Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) is included in the language of the agreement, and to reduce the amount of foreign beef imported into the United States and cease all efforts to reopen the U.S. to Brazilian beef. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
  • American flags are carried in at the start of a meeting and rally in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, to urge President Trump and U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Perdue to ensure fair prices for cattle farmers and ranchers. Among items on the agenda is a call to withdraw from the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) until such time as Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) is included in the language of the agreement, and to reduce the amount of foreign beef imported into the United States and cease all efforts to reopen the U.S. to Brazilian beef. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
  • Cowboys carry American flags outside a venue in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, where a meeting and rally is being held to urge President Trump and U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Perdue to ensure fair prices for cattle farmers and ranchers. Among items on the agenda is a call to withdraw from the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) until Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) is included in the language of the agreement, and to reduce the amount of foreign beef imported into the United States and cease all efforts to reopen the U.S. to Brazilian beef. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
  • Cattle ranchers wait for the start of a meeting and rally in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, to urge President Trump and U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Perdue to ensure fair prices for cattle farmers and ranchers. Among items on the agenda is a call to withdraw from the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) until such time as Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) is included in the language of the agreement, and to reduce the amount of foreign beef imported into the United States and cease all efforts to reopen the U.S. to Brazilian beef. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

KELOLAND News will look at this policy and the trade agreements being negotiated later on KELOLAND.com.