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Report: Smithfield Foods to Close 30-Plus Sow Farms in Missouri
Local Missouri television news station reported that Smithfield Foods will close over 30 sow farms in the state beginning this month.
Missouri’s KTVO News spoke to a Smithfield employee who claimed the company’s president announced that sow farms in Putnam and Mercer counties would begin to close starting on May 1.
According to KTVO, 37 sow farms would be shuttered in northern Missouri.
The news organization received the following statement from Smithfield Foods’ Jim Monroe, VP for corporate affairs...
Major Food Production Center & Cold Storage Facility to Open in Missouri
West Liberty Foods, a leading protein processor, is opening a new food production facility in Kansas City, Missouri, attached to a supporting cold storage facility to be developed by Vertical Cold Storage. The companies are expected to invest a combined $199.6 million and create 583 jobs in the region.
“Missouri is home to nearly 400 food companies, and we are excited to welcome West Liberty Foods and Vertical Cold Storage to our state’s robust food and agricultural network,” said Governor Mike Parson...
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