State's hog producers remain divided over labeling rules

DES MOINES - Hog producers are divided over new regulations that require labels identifying the country of origin for farm products sold in the United States. The U.S. Department of Agriculture issued the new labeling regulations last week for pork, beef, lamb and other agricultural products. The new labels are to be used beginning Sept. 30, 2004. But the debate over the new rules has divided pork producers across the state.
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