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Issues and Challenges with the Beef Supply Chain

AAEA annual meeting track session

In the 2022 AAEA Annual Meeting session “Issues and Challenges with the Beef Supply Chain” authors discuss how the Agricultural & Food Policy Center (AFPC) at Texas A&M University recently released a book titled The U.S. Beef Supply Chain: Issues and Challenges. This book was the culmination of a study on cattle markets initiated at the request of the bi-partisan leadership of the House Agriculture Committee in the 116th Congress and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  Since release of the book, the market has continued to evolve and additional policy proposals have been put on the table.  The purpose of this session is to provide an overview and update on many of the topics covered in the book.

Presentations in this session:

  • Update on Policy Issues Impacting Beef Markets
    Presented by: Bart L. Fischer
  • Overview of Cattle and Beef Prices During COVID-19 Recovery
    Presented by: David P. Anderson
  • Latest on Industry-Led Negotiated Cash Trade Targets
    Presented by: Justin R. Benavidez
  • Packing Capacity Dynamics in the Beef Sector
    Presented by: Charles Martinez

This session will take place on August 2, 2022 at 4:45 pm – 6:15 pm Pacific in the room Grand Ballroom H at the Marriott Anaheim and virtual.

If you are interested in attending the 2022 AAEA Annual Meeting in Anaheim, CA, please send a completed complimentary media registration to Allison Ware in the AAEA Business Office. You can also learn more on our Annual Meeting Media Kit page. All registrants will have full access to all session’s virtual component.

ABOUT AAEA: Established in 1910, the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA) is the leading professional association for agricultural and applied economists, with 2,500 members in more than 60 countries. Members of the AAEA work in academic or government institutions as well as in industry and not-for-profit organizations, and engage in a variety of research, teaching, and outreach activities in the areas of agriculture, the environment, food, health, and international development. The AAEA publishes three journals, the Journal of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (an open access journal), the American Journal of Agricultural Economics and Applied Economic Perspectives & Policy, as well as the online magazine Choices and the online open access publication series Applied Economics Teaching Resources. To learn more, visit

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