Associate professor Lee Schulz was interviewed by Successful Farming for the article "Walmart Invests in Nebraska Rancher-owned Processing Plant." The article focuses on Walmart buying a minority stake in a rancher-owned processing plant in Nebraska. Schulz told Successful Farming that Walmart has similar alliances before. Schulz said Walmart invested in the plant for supply chain risk management. "We can anticipate future investments like this up and down the supply chain," he said.