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Madelyn Beck

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Beef market still feeling the effects of COVID-19

Dec 29, 2020
Disruptions weren't as bad as they might have been. But some consumer practices have changed because of the pandemic.
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Will telehealth continue after the pandemic passes?

Jul 30, 2020
Medical appointments via phone and video have boomed for everything from physical therapy to counseling, even in rural states.
A patient attends a teleconsultation on suspicion of COVID-19 at a special medical unit in Paris in May.
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With some meatpacking plant closures due to COVID-19, a look at their role in the food supply chain

Apr 20, 2020
The industry has consolidated over the last decades, so there are fewer plants, that handle a lot more meat.
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Among essential operations during COVID-19: livestock auctions

Apr 14, 2020
Those auctions are an important part of the rural economy and the food chain. The people working the auctions are taking safety precautions.
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Mountain West farmers fare well despite trade war

Nov 6, 2019
Diverse crops and uncomplicated export markets have helped defend farmers' fortunes.
Recently-retired farmer Drew Eggers looks at a bunch of mint that was still growing at the edge of his field.
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Uranium companies in the U.S. are hoping demand will return

Dec 26, 2017
Could there be a uranium boom on the horizon? If there is, it would help coal-heavy Wyoming.
Nichols Ranch Manager Bernard Bonifas reaches into one of the hundreds of tan boxes dotting the landscape at the Nichols Ranch uranium mine. They keep injection and recovery wells insulated during Wyoming’s harsh winters. 
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