The Country-of-Origin Labeling Bill, or also known as the COOL Bill, will require a placard identifying the country-of-origin to be placed near beef and pork products in stores. Montana Farmers Union, a member of Grow Montana’s steering committee. is working closely with Representatives Frank Smith and Willis Curdy and Senator Tom Jacobson on the COOL bill.
Since 2005, Grow Montana has advocated for changes in state policies that would strengthen Montana’s food and agriculture economies. The coalition has since led projects on food systems research, producing education materials, and stewarded policy change to support Montana’s food producers.