Packer expansion slow
Expansion of Iowa’s pork packer industry has slowed, hitting labor and construction snags.
The Seaboard Triumph Foods plant in Sioux City, expected to be running a double shift by the fall of 2018, has had challenges filling positions to run a full second shift, said Steve Meyer, an economist at Kerns and Associates, during a media call after the release of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) hogs and pigs report last week.
The new Prestage Foods of Iowa plant near Eagle...
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