The NRN 50: Holy cow

The NRN 50: Holy cow

Since the late 1800s, when refrigerated railroad cars made it possible for Midwest ranchers to ship meat eastward, America’s love affair with steak has flourished. Today, consumers clamor for steak when they are celebrating special occasions, closing business deals or looking for a well-earned indulgence, and an ever-expanding flank of steakhouses stands ready to cater to those carnivorous desires at many price points.

While total U.S. beef consumption has grown only slightly in the

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