Authorities say Georgia cattle producers soon should see higher prices for their beef cattle due to a drought in Texas that's contributing to a shortage of cattle. The Athens Banner-Herald reports (http://bit.ly/ACZcoe) that ranchers in Georgia are not expecting record profits. But they say the increased prices should help to cover the rising costs they've been paying to raise cattle over the past few years.
At least three major grocery store chains are recalling certain packages of ground beef due to possible E. coli contamination. The recalls at Winn-Dixie, Publix Super Markets and Kroger mainly in the southeastern U.S. stem from meat from National Beef Packaging Company of Dodge City, Kansas. The recalls affect products sold mainly in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, South Carolina and Tennessee, but the meat could have been distributed nationwide.