Mink fur, the fluffy fur used in fur coats, is being phased out by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in 2018 as the agency seeks to cut back on the number of animals killed each year for their fur.
But the fur is still a big business for the US.
The agency said in a press release on Friday that its goal is to save about 7.6 million mink from the global fur trade by 2020, and the fur process is one of the key parts of that effort.
The fur industry is a big source of profits for the agency.
It estimates that a million minks are killed annually worldwide for their coat, but the fur industry accounts for $100 billion annually in US sales.
According to the USDA, the industry accounts to about half of the country’s fur trade.
The government has also made it easier to import fur from other countries, which in turn has led to a glut of the fur.
In 2018, the USDA cut the number for each year of a dog’s life, from 15,000 to 10,000.
But for each animal that gets killed, the government expects to save $5,000 in annual animal welfare costs.
That translates to about a $2,000 savings for the federal government every year.
The USDA has said the cuts are necessary because it needs to cut down on the costs of animals in the industry.
Mink is a major fur industry player in the US, accounting for about one-third of the global sales.
In the past, the fur trade has been one of those things that was a little bit more sensitive to the politics of the day.
In recent years, the political environment has changed, particularly around trade issues, and many of the industry’s leaders have become vocal critics of President Donald Trump’s agenda.
At the same time, the US government has not seen any big losses in animal welfare or other costs from the fur-producing process.