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UPDATE: Farmers call for end to livestock ID system

Tuesday, June 9, 2009 | 7:24 p.m. CDT; updated 8:37 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, June 9, 2009

JEFFERSON CITY — Hundreds of Midwestern farmers called Tuesday for the federal government to scrap a national livestock identification system, saying it would fail to make food safer and intrude on private businesses.

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