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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Chinese love for luxury mink keeps U.S. ranchers warm

Bob Zimbal holds a mink at his fur farm in Sheboygan Falls, Wis. Retail fur sales in the U.S. remain in a slump, but the demand for quality furs among the newly wealthy in China has helped push pelt prices skyward.