Packer expansion slow

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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