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Cattle ranchers celebrate open markets following struggle against tuberculosis

Gov. Dayton has proclaimed it TB-free day and, though the federal government has already granted that status to Minnesota, the state's cattle ranchers are celebrating the announcement all the same. One cow was found with tuberculosis six years ago, forcing federal authorities to restrict cattle exports from Minnesota. Fifty-eight herds were destroyed and 800,000 animals were tested.
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Gov. Dayton has proclaimed it TB-free day and, though the federal government has already granted that status to Minnesota, the state's cattle ranchers are celebrating the announcement all the same. One cow was found with tuberculosis six years ago, forcing federal authorities to restrict cattle exports from Minnesota. Fifty-eight herds were destroyed and 800,000 animals were tested.

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