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Daily Radio Newsline
from 05/02/2012
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RURAL BROADBAND EFFORTS CONTNUING TO BEAR FRUIT
A top USDA rural development official says hundreds of rural broadband projects are being built across the country. (Gary Crawford and Under Secy' Dallas Tonsager) 
GCRAWFOR 00:00:58 SEC

NEW RULES COULD MEAN FASTER TRACKING OF E. COLI CONTAMINATED MEAT
USDA meat inspectors are now able to track for E. coli contaminated meat as soon as early testing detects a potential problem. (Susan Carter and Elisabeth Hagen, USDA Under Secretary for Food Safety) 
SCARTER 00:00:51 FSIS

NEW FOOD SAFETY RULES TAKING EFFECT
The new USDA rules to more easily track meat contaminated with E. coli have some key food safety provisions bound by the 2008 Farm Bill. (Susan Carter and Elisabeth Hagen, USDA Under Secretary for Food Safety) 
SCARTER 00:00:55 FSIS

ACTUALITY:NEW TRACE BACK PROCESS IN DETECTING MEAT CONTAMINATION
Under Secretary for Food Safety Elisabeth Hagen explains how an improved traceback process will work for faster tracking of tainted hamburger and ground beef to its source. 
SCARTER 00:00:59 FSA

ACTUALITY: HOW WILL IMPORTED MEAT BE AFFECTED BY NEW POLICIES?
FSIS Assistant Administrator Daniel Engeljohn talks about the new food safety policy as it pertains to imported meat. 
SCARTER 00:00:25 FSIS

USING RIPARIAN AREAS TO IMPROVE STREAM HEALTH
A recent seminar in Texas gave landowners perspective on management practices to conserve rangeland waterways. (Rod Bain and Sandy Wyman of Bureau of Land Management) 
RBAIN 00:01:00 NRCS

RIPARIAN AREAS A BIG HELP TO DROUGHT PLAGUED TEXAS RANCHERS
Rangeland owners and managers in the Lone Star State are learning how important riparian areas along waterways could be during times of drought. (Rod Bain and rancher Charlie Christensen) 
RBAIN 00:00:58 NRCS

ACTUALITY: ON RIPARIAN AREA GRAZING LAND MANAGEMENT COURSE
Texas riparian ecologist Steve Leonard explains the purpose behind a two day seminar sponsored by USDA's Natural Resource Conservation Service and other stakeholders in rangeland management. 
RBAIN 00:00:34 NRCS

FOOD PRICES STILL RISING, BUT NOT AT THE RAPID PACE OF LAST YEAR
It looks like our food bills this year will be higher than last, but the rate of increase will be much smaller. (Gary Crawford and Ricky Volpe) 
GCRAWFOR 00:01:00 ERS

ACTUALITY: A LOOK AT THE LATEST FOOD PRICE FORECASTS
Ricky Volpe, USDA economist, giving his latest forecasts for food price inflation this year. 
GCRAWFOR 00:00:19 ERS