So-Called Liberty Tax
1:28 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

Ranchers Rebel over Beef Check-off

Ranchers nationwide are required to pay $1 in to the beef check-off fund every time they sell an animal, like this one shown on Pfrang’s ranch.
Credit Jill Toyoshiba/The Kansas City Star

From their small farms set in the rolling hills of northeast Kansas, two ranchers are raising a few cattle, and a lot of Cain.

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Beef Herd is Small
2:44 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

No Immediate Drop Expected in Steak Prices

Even if the beef herd begins expanding again in 2014 it could take two years for the effects to show up in consumer prices.
Credit Grant Gerlock/Harvest Public Media

For the first time in nearly 10 years, the nation’s beef herd might be poised for growth, which could mean relief from rising meat prices.

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