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Why Aren’t There More Meat Processors?

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The lack of meat processing facilities in the U.S. has been a big problem for decades. Continued consolidation has led to larger but far...

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Building an Artisan Meat Brand

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Launching a processed meat business isn’t quick, easy or cheap. It can take many months, even years, to generate funding, develop a great product...

Are You ‘Just Another Food Brand’?

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When launching or scaling a food business, most entrepreneurs think about branding—among the million other things bouncing around in their heads. Between product development,...

Should Your Brand Self-Manufacture?

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Most food entrepreneurs will inevitably face the question of whether to self-manufacture or use a co-packer. For many, this comes after their business takes...

How to Keep Farmland in Farmers’ Hands

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According to USDA’s 2017 Census of Agriculture, the average age of the American farmer is 57.5, up from 56.3 in 2012. What’s more, a...

Can Your Business Afford to Overlook Amazon?

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Yeah, selling food on Amazon takes a lot of work. Yeah, there are fees involved and algorithms to figure out and rule changes to...

How Free Content Cultivates Sales

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Food and farm entrepreneurs are in the business of making money, yet ironically, one of the best ways to do that is to give...

5 Success Lessons from a Famous Founder

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The Edible-Alpha® podcast aims to educate and inspire listeners by showing “what it really takes to make money in food,” as Tera says in...

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Building Investment Cases for Regenerative Farming

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Farming is hard work, but financing a new organic or regenerative endeavor is its own beast. Land can be expensive and tough to access,...

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Why Regenerative Agriculture, Why Now?

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In the last few years, regenerative agriculture has catapulted from a somewhat nebulous notion to something everyone is talking about. Regenerative agriculture centers on...