Cheaper cuts of beef: It's what's for dinner, Tyson Foods reports

Nov 14, 2022
As inflation pushes food costs higher, consumers are shifting their protein preferences.
Consumers have shifted to buying less costly cuts of beef as prices rise. Supplies of both beef and pork have been growing.
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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.
Ashley Ahearn
Tyson Foods recorded double-digit increases in profits and sales last quarter. Aren't meatpackers feeling inflation, too?
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Local butchers seen as key to bolstering the food supply chain

Dec 15, 2021
The pandemic exposed weakness in the United States’ meat processing infrastructure. Now, there’s interest in boosting capacity at the local level.
Brian Schatz is production manager at Schmidt's Meat Market. Customers have been traveling greater distances to access Schmidt's butchering services has grown in recent years, he said.
Britta Greene

Once a bargain buy, brisket now demands top dollar

Oct 18, 2021
Some believe brisket's move up the popularity chain began a little more than a decade ago.
Brisket wasn't always the most popular choice, but it sells high these days.

Food commodity prices highest since 2014, according to UN

Mar 4, 2021
Weird weather, growing Chinese demand, locusts in Africa and, of course, COVID are driving the surge in prices.
When it comes to global food production, grain makes the world go round.
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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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Meat prices are down, with surpluses lingering

Sep 21, 2020
Production levels are back to normal, but there's more meat than the industry can push through the supply chain.
A man shops in the meat section of a Washington, D.C., grocery store in April. Meat supply and demand has been up and down during the pandemic.
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A tax on red meat is imminent, researchers say

For years, analysts have been working to find financial tools for curbing certain behaviors.
"Everybody has to pay for climate damages, and many people in the states have to pay privately for health care. So it would make much more sense if they saw those costs in the prices of foods that are really related to those impacts," Marco Springmann says.
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Small, local meat producers see uptick in demand

May 19, 2020
Local producers are seeing an increase in online and over-the-counter sales.
Some small- to mid-sized ranchers are seeing the demand for local meat spike.
Laura Palmisano