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Tyson Foods to close Perry, Iowa pork processing plant

Tyson Foods has announced it’s permanently closing its pork packing plant in Perry, Iowa and an ag economist says he was surprised by the move. Allendale chief strategist Rich Nelson tells Brownfield most of Tyson’s financial issues have dealt with beef processing while pork... Read More.

Iowa House subcommittee passes poultry processing bill

A bill in the Iowa House would help increase processing opportunities for small-scale poultry processors and producers. Iowa Ag Secretary Mike Naig proposed the legislation and tells Brownfield it would allow poultry establishments to perform official inspected and custom-exempt processing at the same facility. “If... Read More.

New beef processing plant to open in early 2025

The president of the American Foods Group says a new beef processing plant in eastern Missouri should start contracting cattle later this year. Steve Van Lannen tells Brownfield America’s Heartland Packing plant will source cattle within a 500-mile radius of the Warren County... Read More.