Beef Thoughts

The Economics of Eating Beef from a Small Local Farm

I believe options are good.  Everyone has the God given right to choose. One of those choices we all have is to consider where we purchase our meat, specifically our beef. So where does that leave us in the battle of choosing to acquire our beef from small local farms versus large Agribusiness (your typical grocery store)?   My thoughts are small farms produce less volume but are more likely to grow, consistent, tasteful healthful foods and might be more environmentally friendly, while large Agribusiness are sometimes environmentally unfriendly but raise large amounts of food that are cheaper in price and quality.     “Big Beef” (large Agribusiness, industrial beef producers) makes food more affordable. Industrial beef producers are larger and focus on...

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