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The Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy case in Washington state has Minnesota farmers and ranchers concerned about the future. Prices for cattle have been strong for several months, but fell sharply the past few days. Some farmers and ranchers are nervous as they wait to see how far the cattle market will drop. Others see an opportunity to buy more cattle while prices are down. Farmers say the future of the beef industry depends on the reaction of American consumers. Meanwhile, politicians are lining up to call for food safety reforms. Mainstreet Radios Dan Gunderson reports.

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