Signal to Noise: Was USDA Slow to Act?

May 01, 2020 by John Herath
In this week's DC Signal to Noise Podcast, Pro Farmer policy analyst Jim Wiesmeyer takes USDA to task for a slow response to the coronavirus pandemic, particularly when it comes to meat packing plants.

We Need More Small Plants

Apr 27, 2020 by Kate Miller
“We need more small plants!”—-The tiny violin solo of the beef industry. To start: there are 853ish USDA beef kill plants in the US, the big four run 27 of them.