Iowa officials say a new pork processing plant coming to North Iowa will boost the state’s hog industry. Officials announcing a pork processing plant soon to be built near Interstate 35 in the Mason City-Clear Lake area were celebrating the anticipated two-thousand jobs this week.
But Iowa’s Pork Producers Association sees extra capacity. It says the state’s existing 16-pork processing plants will be straining later this year to accommodate expected large marketings.
Iowa Ag Secretary Bill Northey also welcomes more capacity.