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Since the dawn of time, mankind’s demand for protein has driven its rise and spread. The Industrial Era brought major innovation to meat and poultry processing, which in turn exposed it to the peaks and valleys, compliments and criticisms that effect nearly any business. During the past 125 years, The National Provisioner has been there record it all — bringing information, news, profiles and expert guidance to one of America’s oldest and greatest business sectors.

In celebration of our 125th year in business, The National Provisioner opens
its archives to dust off those moments and events, offering an unparalleled
examination of what made the industry what it is today.
This month, Part 5 of our analysis takes us from 1991 to the present day.

Part 5: 1991-2016 — Total transformation

Once The National Provisioner turned 100 years old in 1991, the waters really began to churn, and the publication and industry underwent significant changes — positive and sometimes negative — that brought each of them to the present day.

Looking back … with Barbara Young

Former editor-in-chief, Barbara Young, shares some of her fondest memories of leading The National Provisioner through the first part of the last quarter century, as well as some perspective as to why being the editor-in-chief of NP is such an honorable, yet demanding job.

Industry Timeline, 1991-2016

Major events and interesting facts about the industry and The National Provisioner’s coverage, from the publication’s archives during the years 1991-2016.

Also check out our cover story: “25 Years, 25 Icons” this month. Coming in November, the current editors of The National Provisioner share their thoughts as we look ahead at the future of the magazine and the industry, and name 25 Future Icons — all part of our six-month celebration of The National Provisioner’s 125th Anniversary.

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