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Overtaken with bacon
Amateur and professional chefs are getting inventive with their bacon culinary creations in regional and national competitions.

For the love of bacon
Bacon-themed restaurants capitalize on the meat’s popularity.

Endless possibilities
Pork bellies get an infusion of flavor.

Refining bellies
Bacon evolves as an ingredient with culinary credibility.

'COOL' is a lingering hot mess
The mess around COOL will likely continue without a preliminary injunction.
Implications of campaign to reduce waste
The USDA places food waste at 30% to 40%, which relates to 133 billion lbs. of food that never makes it into stomachs from retail food stores, restaurants and homes.

Resolving to survive
Small processors face big challenges in 2013
Opening wallets
Beef processors face the reality of passing along higher costs to consumers in the coming year.
A Legend lives on
Mother-daughter team keeps Steve’s Meat Market thriving.
Gobbling up convenience
Turkey packaging accentuates safety and ease of use.
Upbeat in Elburn
Elburn Market thrives on the appeal of the small-town butcher.

In pursuit of perfection
All who work in the food industry should look in the mirror to evaluate their activities every day.
From New York, with love
Bimmy's sandwiches thrive.
Food issues dampened before election
Little has been heard about differences that might have determined past election results.
Assessing the fallout
The impact of the 2012 drought unfolds.

Realized potential
The owner of RJ’s Meats & Groceries sees success after paying his dues.
Beer ‘n brats
Weeping Radish Brewery and Butchery offers a taste of Germany in North Carolina.

Local flair
Attributes of locally produced and natural proteins reside in the eye of the beholder.

Drought stirs conflict over renewable fuel mandate
More governors ask EPA to act in view of drought and surging feed grain prices.
Even with drought, corn’s centrality accelerates
Even with this summer’s setbacks, the forecast of corn’s domination first made more than half a century ago is being realized.
Blazing trails
Ex-fireman finds success as owner of Giacomo’s Italian Market and San Giuseppe Salami Company.
Government acts to provide drought assistance
Secretary Vilsack says Congress must pass a farm bill to ensure farm sector’s long-term recovery.
Discovering Value
Tyson’s Donnie Smith and Jim Lochner discuss how the company prioritizes consumer needs.
Relying on expertise
Reliable Brothers offers old-fashioned service and high-quality products.
Reais focused