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Memorial Day Cookouts May Be Costly As Meat Prices Increase

Cookouts may be a little bit more expensive this Memorial Day. With the holiday weekend coming up it’s time to start thinking about how to celebrate, but you may want to skip the cookouts this year as the price of meat is going up.

05/19/2014

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Beef Prices Are The Highest They’ve Been In 27 Years

People are getting sticker shock when shopping for beef at the local grocery story. Beef prices are the highest they’ve been in 27 years. The experts say it’s all because of supply and demand.

04/15/2014

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Beef Prices Highest In 27 Years

If beef is what’s for dinner at your house, it’s going to cost you more. Beef prices are the highest they’ve been in 27 years. Fewer cattle, drought and cold weather are all contributing to push prices to an average of $5.04 per pound in January Penny Jernberg, general manager of the 5-8 Club in Minneapolis, says the demand for her restaurant’s trademark juicy Lucy burger is steady, while prices for the main ingredient are climbing.

03/12/2014

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Farm Fields Turn Dry In Central, Eastern Minn.

Cornfields and pastures are drying out in parts of central and eastern Minnesota, and some cattle producers are starting to thin out their herds to cut costs.

08/19/2013

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US Beef Prices Heating Up

The sizzle you hear on the grill could be record high prices we’re now paying for beef, which couldn’t come at a worse time: The start of summer grilling season.

05/27/2013

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Best Tacos In The Twin Cities

Some of the best tacos can be found right here in the Twin Cities and these five restaurants have some of the tastiest around.

05/01/2013

Nearly 826,000 pounds of ground beef was recalled in 12 states in August 2009 after at least 27 people were sickened by salmonella.

Minnesota Company Recalls Burger Meat

A southwestern, Minn., food company is recalling more than 400 pounds of its steakhouse burger meat because of misbranding and allergens, officials said.

05/20/2012

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Beef Industry Profits From Fast-Growing Exports

Exports are big business for the U.S. beef industry, which shipped a record $5.4 billion worth of beef abroad last year.

04/26/2012

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The Price Of Beef Goes Up As Cattle Herds Get Smaller

If beef is what’s for dinner, then dinner is getting more and more expensive. In fact, the retail price for a pound of ground beef is up 17 percent from just a year ago.

12/05/2011

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Wis. State Vet Eases TB Tests For Minn. Cattle

Cattle brought from Minnesota to Wisconsin no longer have to be tested for bovine tuberculosis.

10/14/2011

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Cargill Sues Omaha Meatpacker Over 2007 Recall

Cargill Meat Solutions Corp. has filed a lawsuit against an Omaha meatpacking plant over a 2007 beef recall.

08/05/2011

Good Question: When Is Beef Not 100 Percent Beef?

For a buck, we don’t expect Kobe beef. However, should Taco Bell be able to call its ground beef tacos “beef” when a group of lawyers say the taco is less than 40 percent beef?

01/25/2011

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Big Beef Plant Planned In North Dakota

Korean investors and North Dakota cattle ranchers plan a $90 million beef plant in the state that could process about 1,200 animals each day for overseas and domestic markets.

12/16/2010

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Good Question: Why Are Restaurant Steaks Expensive?

There’s nothing quite like a juicy restaurant steak, the most decadent thing on many menus. But why is that prime cut so expensive?

11/19/2010

Ground Beef Outbreak Puts Focus On Meat Oversight

The first outbreak linked to a rare strain of E. coli in ground beef is prompting a fresh look at tougher regulations to protect the nation’s meat supply.

09/03/2010