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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

Farmland as solid base for food industry
Net farm income in 2011 came within a hair’s breadth of $100 billion and net cash income approached $110 billion, both new records by a wide margin.
Three-pronged approach
One of Tyson’s primary strategic themes is to accelerate growth in its international and value-added businesses.

IOM offers strategies for obesity prevention
Study outlines five strategies to accelerate efforts in tackling obesity
Remote possibilities
One of Big Sky Country’s brightest stars is Pay N Save Grocery & Meat Shop.
Burger nirvana
America’s love affair with hamburgers has bolstered foodservice segments, increased overall demand.
Steve Jobs as enticing model for food industry
He may have scorned food manufacturing, but Steve Jobs still offers the industry a course to follow to attain food’s real potential.
Leap of faith
A blessing in disguise leads to the creation of Ely Farm Products
Food industry grades school meal nutrition standards
Standards are a boon for some food groups but raise concerns among others.
Partnering pays off
Maintenance-production teams drive positive results
Regulatory roadblocks
Small processors brace for a variety of challenges in 2012