If you pay any attention to the market for non-factory farmed meat, you’ve surely heard of Niman Ranch. Well, times are tough in the meat industry, and apparently even alternative meat producers are feeling the sting. Niman is seeking to merge with its largest investor, since the company can’t meet expenses past the end of this month. Turns out that for all the publicity the company has gotten, Niman has never been able to turn a profit. (Via Ethicurian, thanks Matt.) Link.