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Current Event September 12, 2014

Supply and Demand at the Meat Counter


This summer pork and beef prices are 11% higher than they were last summer. This rise in cost has not changed the buying habits of consumers. Today’s public radio story looks at the economics behind this rise in cost, and how supply and demand play into cost. It also features the perspective of farmers and people in the pork industry. Listen to learn why the supply of pork and beef is much lower this year than in years past.

Life Science Economics Agriculture

Story Length: 4:22

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National Public Radio © 2014 National Public Radio, Inc. Used with the permission of NPR. All rights reserved.

AIR DATE: 08/26/2014


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