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  • The CBC reports that the American Farm Bureau has decided to support the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) appeal of a judge’s decision to keep the US border closed to Canadian cattle because of concerns about mad cow disease.

    The Montana judge issued the temporary injunction last month just days before the border was to be opened to Canadian cows. The US stopped allowing the import of Canadian cows in 2003 when a case of mad cow was detected north of the border.

    No date has been set for the USDA appeal to be heard.

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