Competing for Dollars
Victoria G. Myers Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Mon Apr 20, 2015 11:01 AM CDT

Stand near the grocery store meat counter and watch for a while. Around 6 p.m. you'll see a day-weary mom looking at the ribeyes or the packets of ground. Sometimes she'll pick up a few steaks and put them in her basket. Often, though, it's the poultry or pork section she is drawn to, where in-store specials make it hard to walk away from anything that's $1.99 a pound these days. Every hour, every day, this race for buyers is going on at meat counters across the country.

Beef is far from a loser in this dinner-time challenge. It's not ...

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