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Wyoming Cattle Ranchers Dealt Double Blows

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Wyoming Cattle Ranchers Dealt Double Blows

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Wyoming Cattle Ranchers Dealt Double Blows

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For Wyoming's cattle industry — which accounts for more than 10 percent of the state's jobs — the economic fallout from the first U.S. case of mad cow disease compounds existing woes. The state's ranchers are already reeling from the effects of an outbreak of brucellosis, which produces miscarriages in cows. Aaron Alpern of Wyoming Public Radio reports.