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Farm Progress America, October 12, 2022Farm Progress America, October 12, 2022

Max Armstrong offers a look at the beef market and factors impacting retail prices versus what ranchers receive.

October 12, 2022

Max Armstrong looks at the substantial gains in the price of beef in the supermarket, which is much higher than the price paid on the hoof. Max looks at a report from Scott Brown, livestock economist, University of Missouri, showing fed steer prices were up 19% above the same period in 2018 and 2019, but the retail beef price for the same period is up 27%. Max shares other factors impacting the retail to wholesale price spread.

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Max Armstrong's Farm Progress America is a daily look at key issues in agriculture. It is produced and presented by Max Armstrong, veteran farm broadcaster and host of This Week in Agribusiness.

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