PASCO, Wash. (AP) - A feedlot owner in Eastern Washington has sued the U.S. Department of Agriculture, seeking a rewrite of regulations that require "country of origin" labeling for beef products.
Cody Easterday, of Easterday Ranches in Pasco, says the regulations already are resulting in lower prices for beef from Canada and Mexico.
And U.S. beef isn't bringing a premium price.
The regulations went into effect Sept. 30.
The USDA declined to comment Monday on the pending litigation.