China is set to once again import U.S.-raised beef. To take advantage of the massive new market, the U.S. cattle industry is going to have to make some changes.
Even more disconcerting is news that Japan has pitched the idea of a mini-TPP, which would exclude the U.S. and lower tariffs among competitors.
The U.S. has issued regulations to protect farmers from mistreatment by big meat companies. But will the rules survive under the Trump administration?
Who is watching out for workers in the meat industry? Some charge government fines for safety problems are “embarrassingly low.”
Ranchers in California decided against adding a state checkoff in 2012. Now, some beef producers are lining up against adding required contributions.
The most recent dietary guidelines recommend most Americans eat about .21 pounds of meat per day. Most Americans average about .36 pounds of meat per day.
Many manufacturers have gone to automated machines to process food. Yet it still takes thousands of workers to keep a modern beef plant up and running.
A new report from the CDC shows that E. coli and other foodborne illnesses are down, but a deadly, less common type of food poisoning is growing.
Author and rancher Nicolette Hahn Niman says her book "Defending Beef" is a constructive criticism of the beef industry.
Nicolette Hahn Niman wants to see more cattle raised on grassland. Chef Daniel Orr cooks up salmon on a cedar plank. And, food for people who don't like to eat.
Missouri, which housed about 6 percent of the nation’s beef cattle at the start of the drought, lost roughly 8 percent of its herd.
Tyson Foods announced it would suspend purchases of cattle treated with a controversial drug. Concerns for animal welfare or for sales in other countries?