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Plan to Allow Canadian Cattle Into U.S. Worries Ranchers


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January 19, 2005

Plan to Allow Canadian Cattle Into U.S. Worries Ranchers

By JIM ROBBINS

HELENA, Mont., Jan. 18 - Canada is nearly 200 miles north of here as the row flies, but it looms very large once again to cattle ranchers like Craig Winterburn.

The Bush administration is moving ahead with plans to reopen the border with Canada to the importing of live cattle and beef on March 7, despite two new cases of bovine spongiform encephalopathy, commonly called mad cow disease, in Canada. Both cases were found in Alberta, the province just north of here.

The decision has ignited anger and concern among cattlemen across the West, who say reopening the northern border could endanger an industry that is prospering for the first time in many years. One cattle producers group has asked a federal court to keep the cattle and beef from coming into the United States.

The administration announced on Dec. 29 that it would allow the importing of cows under the age of 30 months as well as an expanded variety of beef; the new cases were confirmed since then. .....
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