NOBULL: America’s Big Beef – What might happen if the beef industry continues to consolidate?

Harvest Media collaborated with the KC Star on a series on Big Beef. The KC Star’s coverage is here – and Harvest Media is here.

Harvest Public Media is teaming with KCUR in Kansas City for a live talk show, Up To Date with Steve Kraske, that will explore our series, America’s Big Beef: An Industry in Transition.

We’ll have Harvest reporters and the Kansas City Star’s Mike McGraw and they’ll be talking your phone calls and questions.

The show airs live on 89.3FM in Kansas City and live online at, Monday Dec. 10 at 11 a.m. CST.

From small ranchers to large packers to U.S. dinner tables, the beef industry is a gigantic multi-billion dollar business. Whether you eat it or you don’t, beef is what’s for dinner, what’s for lunch and what’s for breakfast on thousands of Americans’ plates daily.

Harvest Public Media takes a look at America’s beef industry, examining what goes in to our meat. We’re looking at the safety of the meat in our grocery stores and who funds the scientific research on the industry. We’re diving into what goes in to breeding the highest-quality beef, the potential environmental impact of the way conventional cattle are raised, and what might happen if the beef industry continues to consolidate.

Mike Callicrate

Ranch Foods Direct

2901 N. El Paso

Colorado Springs, CO 80907