Coronavirus Cripples Cattle Country

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There are lots of terms you can use for market meltdown we've seen over the past month or so: a crash, a dip, the start of a recession. The cattle industry has its own name for a downturn: a wreck — and we are right in the middle of one.

The source? Well, what else — the coronavirus. As the Texas Standard's Michael Marks (@michaelpmarks) reports, the pathogen injected the cattle market with a big dose of uncertainty at just the wrong time.

This segment aired on March 30, 2020.


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