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JWV Pork, a well-established four-generation hog farm based in Washington, Iowa, is facing financial distress, defaulting on over $38.8 million of debt, as revealed in court records. The company, a major player in Iowa's pork industry, has experienced significant...
U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley shared insights into the Line Speed Trial for pork processing facilities and its potential impact on Iowa's pork producers. Grassley emphasized the need for certainty in the market for farmers and argued that the faster...
A federal judge has sentenced Robert Bickerstaff, 52, from Rock Rapids, Iowa, to six months in prison for defrauding pork producers. Bickerstaff, who served as the regional manager of an Iowa livestock dealer, pleaded guilty to wire fraud, according...
Authorities in Iowa have issued a mandate for the removal of over 7 million gallons of accumulated manure at a former swine site in southern Iowa. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has directed the owners of the...
Source: Des Moines Register Premium Iowa Pork has finalized its $14 million purchase of a Minnesota pork processing plant that closed earlier this month after filing for bankruptcy, idling its largely foreign workforce. HyLife Foods Windom closed the plant June 2,...
Source: Quad City Times Wisconsin-based meat processing company Fair Oaks Foods plans to build a $134 million facility in Davenport to make bacon. The 150,000 square-foot facility will be in the Eastern Iowa Industrial Center near I-80. City and economic development...
Christensen Farms, a leading provider of safe, wholesome, and affordable pork, continues its commitment to addressing food insecurity with a recent donation of 3,000 pounds of ground pork to the Food Bank of Iowa. This contribution aligns with the...
Five managers at the Tyson Foods plant in Waterloo, Iowa, who were fired after an investigation into betting on COVID-19 cases have filed separate lawsuits against the company, according to media reports. The five claim they are owed performance-based payments...
In a recent legal development, a 52-year-old man from Rock Rapids, Iowa, named Robert Bickerstaff, has pleaded guilty to wire fraud, potentially facing up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Bickerstaff, who oversaw livestock buying stations...
Left to right: Jim Long, President-CEO of Genesus Inc. and Jeff Hansen, President/CEO of Iowa Select Farms hold the plaque recognizing Iowa Select Farms as a 2023 World Mega Producer Iowa Select Farms is the largest privately-owned hog production company...
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