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Baucus calls for probe before Canadian imports resume

HELENA (AP) - The United States should not reopen its border to live Canadian cattle imports until the investigative arm of Congress conducts its own investigation into Canada's handling of mad cow cases there, Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., said Tuesday.

Baucus' call for an independent investigation by the General Accounting Office comes one day before the U.S. Department of Agriculture closes its comment period on a proposal to reopen the border to cattle older than 30 months of age.

Baucus said he has asked the GAO to examine the actions the Canadian government and cattle industry have undert...


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