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USDA Seeks to Ramp Up Mad Cow Testing

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USDA Seeks to Ramp Up Mad Cow Testing

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USDA Seeks to Ramp Up Mad Cow Testing

USDA Seeks to Ramp Up Mad Cow Testing

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The USDA inspector general concludes there are problems with the way agriculture officials monitor American cattle for signs of mad cow disease. The USDA has sent Congress a report that says it needs to broaden testing, clarify which animals must be tested and improve how it handles data. Hear NPR's Joe Palca.