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MANKATO — Mankato’s federal Farm Service Agency will reopen Thursday, despite the partial government shutdown persisting into its second month.

WASHINGTON - It's taboo to eat horse in America. Anyone who wants to kill horses for human consumption in the United States will face plenty of obstacles - one of the biggest being Congress' ban on Department of Agriculture funding for horsemeat inspections. But that may soon change: A panel in the House of Representatives has voted to lift restrictions on horse slaughter for meat.

President Donald Trump has nominated former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue to lead the Department of Agriculture.