Since 1949, the Farm Bill has been updated every four to six years to reflect the evolving needs of the nation, addressing various topics from food stamps to agricultural subsidies to natural disaster insurance. Section 11002 of the 2008 Farm Bill mandates country-of-origin labels for certain food products. This section amends the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946, which gave prerequisites for producers of certain products only if they chose to put a USA label on their product. The 2008 amendments to § 11002 now require country- of-origin labels on goat meat, chicken, ginseng, pecans, and macadamia nuts. These are additions to the products which were already required to have country-of-origin labels.
Lewandoski, Anastasia. “Legislative Update.” Sustainable Development Law & Policy, Fall 2008, 62- 63.