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Rising Beef Prices Are Under Investigation By the USDA and Justice Department

The current state of America's beef market can be tough to wrap your head around.On the consumer end, worries about meat shortages have led many supermarkets to institute restrictions.But on the other end, farmers have so much excess supply that one company was literally giving away Wagyu steaks.The disconnect is the middlemen, and in the middle of a pandemic, they're facing plenty of difficulties, too.Processing plants were hard hit by the coronavirus, causing many to operate at reduced capacity or shut entirely.Yesterday, Politico reported that both the Department of Justice and the USDA are looking into the problem.The want to know if Tyson Foods, JBS, National Beef, and Cargill, which control 85% of the beef market are fixing prices.Some argue that the coronavirus has exposed that too few companies control too much of our meat supply

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