Mad Cow Disease Found in Wash. State
Tue 23 December, 2003 22:41
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Officials at the U.S. Agriculture Department and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission said Tuesday that one case of mad cow disease has been detected in Washington state.
A USDA spokeswoman said one case was being investigated, but declined further comment. A CFTC spokesman said the agency was told that the USDA detected mad cow disease in Washington state. The officials were confirming reports from a farm industry source.
The CFTC regulates the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, where futures contracts based on the value of cattle are traded.