How might the beef industry diversify in the U.S.?

Mar 22, 2022
One rancher in the Pacific Northwest built her own supply chain to control how her cows get to market.
Cory Carman loads a saddle into a trailer at Carman Ranch in Wallowa, Oregon.
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Biden administration pledges $1 billion to help small meatpackers compete

Jan 4, 2022
Just four companies process the lion's share of meat. Critics say that means high prices for consumers and low prices for ranchers.
Though the aid is meant to help smaller meatpackers expand their processing capacity, the industry is hampered by a shortage of workers.
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A McDonald's sign outside a restaurant in San Francisco, California.
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Curtis Stone (righ) opened Gwen, his Hollywood butcher shop and restaurant, alongside older brother Luke Stone (left).
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In a U.S.-China trade dispute, Iowa farmers may be the bargaining chips

Apr 5, 2018
With the announced Chinese tariffs on U.S. exports, things are looking pretty tough if you’re a farmer, and more so if you’re a farmer in Iowa. Five of the state’s central agriculture products — soybeans, corn, ethanol, beef and pork — would be hit if the tariffs go into effect. And that’s a big deal […]

Another media company under the microscope with 'pink slime' defamation trial

Jun 5, 2017
Beef Products Inc. has filed a nearly $6 billion lawsuit against ABC.
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Trump-Xi summit could spell good news for U.S. beef

Apr 11, 2017
American ranchers are anxious to export to the growing Chinese middle class.
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Food prices are insanely cheap right now

Sep 28, 2016
Grocery prices are on track for the longest stretch of falling prices in 50 years.
A Wal-Mart employee stocks the produce shelves at a store in Miami, Florida.
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Grilling beef today? Read this.

May 30, 2016
New labeling requirements from the USDA are a reminder to cook meat thoroughly.
Tenderizing meat can introduce bacteria into its center.
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Is your grass-fed beef actually grass-fed?

Apr 1, 2016
Well, it's complicated.
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