It's unclear how ranchers will get their money back from Eastern.
One of the nation's largest cattle brokerages is under investigation after federal regulators said the Indiana company left ranchers nationwide hanging for $130 million.
USDA officials said that Eastern Livestock Co. wrote checks totaling about $81 million to buy cattle this month that have been returned for insufficient funds.
The agency says Eastern may owe cattle farmers across Midwest and West as much as $130 million.
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