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FILE - In this April 18, 2012, file photo, hybrid swine peer through a wire fence on a farm owned by Mark Baker near McBain, Mich. After seeking $700,000 in fines from Baker, the state of Michigan has abruptly dropped the case, acknowledging that Baker wasn’t violating the law by raising Russian boars and other exotic breeds of swine. At the same time, Baker’s lawsuit against the state Department of Natural Resources was thrown out, raising questions about the status of other pending cases against farmers and ranchers who raise the animals that state biologists and the domestic hog industry consider a menace. (AP Photo/John Flesher, File)

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FILE - In this April 18, 2012, file photo Mark Baker feeds bread to exotic swine on his farm near McBain, Mich. Baker of Missaukee County defied an order designating Russian boars and similar breeds as invasive species that are off-limits in Michigan. The Department of Natural Resources said the ban was necessary because the hogs were escaping from farms and game ranches, breeding prolifically and damaging the environment. Baker insisted his animals weren't causing problems. The DNR threatened to fine him $700,000. But last week, the department said he no longer had the offending breeds. Instead, all his pigs were hybrids that complied with the law. (AP Photo/John Flesher, File)