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Online success is in the can
Red Barn Market rings up Web-based sales
The locavores' dilemma
A choice between food safety and locally raised meat is a strange choice indeed.
Off the beaten path
The Nahunta Pork Center goes whole hog
Baseball, hot dogs and...good business
The partnership between ballparks and hot dogs is a grand slam
Hot dogs! Get yer hot dogs!
Thanks to America’s favorite pastime, millions will be sold
Precaution and cancer – the art of the possible?
Fat is one thing — but does meat cause, say, cancer?
German appeal
Dittmer's Gourmet Meats brings Old-World tradition to San Francisco

Momentum Shift
Indicators hint at better days ahead for red meat processors and golden opportunities for the poultry industry
Social media-induced transparency
The high value social media places on transparency adds a new party, the interested consumer, to the old media-industry standoff.
Market-makers
A commitment to livestock producers pays off for Lorentz Meats
Winning the maintenance race
Smooth shift transitions ensure production success
Pushing toward transparency
Food-safety technology and compliance remain on the front burner for processors
The power of determination
Gentert Packing's reputation is based on sweat equity and perseverance
When fast is not frugal
Accentuating the value of slowing down to ramp up efficiency
Airport menus
Healthy options are late arriving
Down for the count
Facing the inevitability of either a uniform federal standard or a patchwork of laws differing from state to state, the industry chose to go along with a federal law to get along.
Cooperating for the future
Now is the time for the industry, union leadership to work together
Hog wild over ham
The Tripp family business embraces tradition and a resurging country-ham segment
Labeling considerations
Looking at the inconvenient truths of a longstanding labeling proposal
Takin’ it to the streets
Hot dog vendors serve up entrepreneurial spirit on a bun
Charlie Stenholm wants immigration reform now, not later
Cautious Optimism
Red meat processors stake their futures on a handful of positive signs
Fortunate forecast
Small processors see clearer skies ahead
Parts-focused
Managing spare parts effectively ensures in-plant efficiencies