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Despite Rising Prices, Consumers Still Hungry For Meat

  • NPR, Wednesday, August 27, 2014 8:07 AM

With pork and beef prices up more than 11% since last summer, you’d think consumers might be stepping away from the grill. But those increases, sparked by disease, drought and rising feed costs, says Iowa State University livestock economist Lee Schulz, don’t always scare away customers. "We've really seen higher and higher prices being pushed on to consumers," says Schulz. "But overall, we've seen very robust demand for beef."

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