Ray Gilmer, director of public affairs for the Florida Fruit and
Vegetable Association and a chief architect of the successful drive to
enact Country-of-Origin Labeling, said working with friends and adversaries was essential in getting the measure into the 2002 Farm Bill.  Retailers, processors and meat producers, who opposed the
measure on costs, are now working toward a law that
involves voluntary measures, an effort Gilmer said is worth

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