Letter: Betting the Ranch


The December issue was the best I’ve seen in years of reading HCN. The topper was Lee van der Voo’s fabulous piece, “Betting the Ranch.” It was a complex and tremendously insightful story about the way big-shouldered meat distribution companies like Tyson Foods can outmuscle even giant ranchers and dominate the economics of the cattle-raising business. The result was an eye-opening piece on a subject I knew little about.

Jeffrey Marshall
Scottsdale, Arizona

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