THE UNITED States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) long-term decision to resume trading beef and live cattle with Canada will not have a significant impact on the cattle supply in the States, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation.

The number of fed cattle estimated to be imported after trade resumes would increase the domestic cattle supply by less than 3%, it said.

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