Reflections from the Southwest Grass-Fed Conference


SWGLA Program Director Laurie Bower, Andrew Gunther of Animal Welfare Approved/ A Greener World, and SWGLA Board President Nancy Ranney at the 2016 Grass-Fed Conference.

We were overjoyed to have so many of you join us from all around the region last month for the Southwest Grass-Fed Conference!

We want to extend another big thank you to all of the producers, chefs and experts who presented for sharing your expertise and knowledge with us.

As we plan for more of these types of events in the future, our members’ feedback is really valuable. We want to know what topics are most useful and interesting for you. Share any ideas you may have for future conference topics and presentations on our Facebook page our email you thoughts to Caitlin at caitlin[at]

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Resources from the conference are available to all of our members: view and share slideshows here.

Majority of Americans surveyed want 'COOL' rules for meat

Congress recently repealed the Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) requirements for beef and pork products. This means that consumers will no longer be able to choose meat products based on the country where the products originated, despite the fact that according to most polls, upwards of what percentage of consumers report valuing and wanting this information?