Without added unemployment benefits, 35% of American consumers are likely to buy less meat. Yet, double-digit gains in both volume and dollar sales were seen for retail meat departments in the first week of August.
Heavy winter precipitation has continued at intervals spanning December through early March while brutally cold temperatures add often devastating effects, and sub-zero readings continued this week in many areas.
Beef production, and I agriculture in general, has become a pretty contentious issue over the past several years. Most often, the criticism is directed at us while we try to defend ourselves in a graceful manner.