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Four north Missouri students awarded scholarships from Smithfield

Four north Missouri students, including one from Trenton High School, are recipients of Smithfield Hog Production Scholarships. Receiving a $2,500 family scholarship are Allena Allen of Trenton high school and Gavin Garrett who was graduated last year from North Harrison High School in Eagleville. Allena Allen is the daughter of Jason and Sarah Allen of […]

Governor Parson and Christine Smith

Pfizer facility in Chesterfield, Missouri scaling up operations for COVID-19 vaccine production

Governor Mike Parson was joined by Christine Smith, head of the Pfizer Biotherapeutics and Pharmaceutical Sciences Department and site head of Pfizer’s Research and Development facility in Chesterfield.  Pfizer’s Chesterfield facility is one of three Pfizer-owned sites in the United States that has been identified as an initial manufacturing center for COVID-19 vaccine production.  “For […]

Josh Hawley

Senator Josh Hawley: “The meatpacking industry has become too consolidated”

Missouri’s junior senator says four companies process 85 percent of all beef in the United States, and he’s calling on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to launch an antitrust investigation into the meatpacking industry. U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley made his comments during a Wednesday interview with Missourinet, saying farmers need help. He says Missouri farmers […]

Governor Parsons and Lieutenant Governor Kehoe

Governor Parson, Lt. Governor Kehoe highlight importance of supporting Missouri businesses

Governor Parson encouraged Missourians to shop local and support Missouri-based businesses, which will be critical to stimulating the state’s economy moving forward.  “We are on the road to recovery, and we must continue taking steps to protect ourselves and others. With that said, we encourage Missourians to safely re-engage in the economy,” Governor Parson said. “Now more […]

Missouri Governor Mike Parson

Governor Parson highlights “Show-Me-Strong” Recovery Pillars as Missouri prepares to reopen today

“I want to assure Missourians that we are prepared,” Governor Parson said. “The overall trends in the data show that we have met the four pillars, and we are ready to safely reopen Missouri.” The “Show Me Strong Recovery” Pillars are designed to give Missouri a benchmark for moving forward: Expand the testing capacity and volume in […]

Smithfield Plant in Milan

Workers at Smithfield’s Milan plant file lawsuit over health concerns

Workers at the pork processing plant in Milan are suing their employer, accusing the company of not doing enough to protect their health. The New York Times has reported that an anonymous worker at Smithfield’s plant in Milan, along with a non-profit called the Rural Community Workers Alliance, had filed the suit Thursday in the United States […]

Hogs

As work at meat processing plants slows, hog producers may want to feed pigs cheaper diets and hold them longer

University of Missouri Extension swine nutritionist Marcia Shannon says producers can feed more fiber and less fat to slow growth.  “This is a good time to move to feeding low-energy, high-fiber diets with an adjusted lysine-to-calorie ratio and remove any growth-promoting technologies,” Shannon says. Fiber, a poor source of energy, is cheap and fills pigs […]