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 Montana Organic Beef Sales Fall Off Dramatically
by Peter Johnson, Great Falls Tribune
Posted: Monday, March 15, 2010 at 4:23PM EDT

While lower prices and a big surplus of wheat put Montana's organic grain farmers in a holding pattern last year, sales of Montana's organic beef products absolutely crashed


 Can Beef Have Too Much Grade?
by Miranda Reiman, The Prairie Star
Posted: Monday, March 15, 2010 at 4:23PM EDT

It was just three years ago when industry experts were pointing to a 30-year decline in beef quality. Barely more than half of the cattle were grading USDA Choice, but today the picture is much different. Improvements in genetics, ration chan-ges and better feeding conditions all led to a rise in quality to where Choice cattle made up 60 percent of the total last spring. Recent weeks find that nationwide number closer to 65 percent.


 Easy Meals In Minutes For Easter And Beyond
by The National Pork Board
Posted: Monday, March 15, 2010 at 4:23PM EDT

Ham has been gracing Easter tables across the country for decades – in fact, 67 percent of households are planning to celebrate with a ham dinner this year(1). No matter how you slice it, the familiar savory-sweet flavor combination of a juicy ham is hard to beat when it comes to providing an impressive, quick and hassle-free centerpiece feast.


 Is Grass-Fed Beef Better?
by Megan Tempest, Chicagoist
Posted: Friday, March 12, 2010 at 4:41PM EST

Grass-fed beef is drawing a lot of attention. Film documentaries promote it, many local farmers produce it, and an array of local restaurants serve it. We’ve got the message that grass-fed beef is better than its grain-fed counterpart. But why?


 NY Firm Recalls Chicken Products Produced Without Inspection
by USDA FSIS
Posted: Friday, March 12, 2010 at 4:41PM EST

N.Y. Gourmet Salads, Inc., a Brooklyn, N.Y., establishment, is recalling an undetermined amount of various chicken products because the products were produced without the benefit of federal inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.



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