Listen: ‘Who do you want controlling your food?’

During the pandemic, wholesale beef prices increased more than 40 percent. The conventional wisdom was that price increases simply reflected the chaos that the coronavirus had caused in the supply chain. But there’s evidence that they were in fact a reflection of a more fundamental change in the meatpacking business. This podcast interviews ranchers about the consolidation of the industry and explores what it can show us about a transformation in the American economy — one much bigger than beef.

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