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Drought, Cattle Shortage Crippling US Beef Industry

Years of drought are reshaping the U.S. beef industry with feedlots and a major meatpacking plant closing because there are too few cattle left in the United States to support them.

02/25/2013

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Newspaper: Beef Industry Using Risky Procedures

The U.S. beef industry has been using practices that could put people’s health at risk, including a mechanical meat tenderizing process that may increase the risk of E. coli exposure, according to a newspaper report.

12/11/2012