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Ranchers Mad as RMA Suspends Cattle Insurance Program After Mad Cow Discovered

A livestock group is demanding to know why the federal Risk Management Agency (RMA) stopped sales of new policies for an insurance program for cattle...
January 21, 2004

A livestock group is demanding to know why the federal Risk Management Agency (RMA) stopped sales of new policies for an insurance program for cattle after a cow infected with mad cow disease was discovered in Washington state.  The Livestock Marketing Association, based in Kansas City, Missouri said the program's suspension was unfair, but a spokesperson for the RMA said the program, a kind of price insurance pilot project offered in several Midwestern and Western states, was not meant for "catastrophic things."  More

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