Tornado damage at the Marshalltown JBS plant, Thursday, caused severe damage in the distribution area. Reports say the processing area is operational, but the plant remains closed until damage estimates are finalized.
Chef’d, one of the first meal kit companies on the market, halted production this week, citing problems with funding. More than 350 employees were laid off Monday at distribution warehouses in New York and California.
Allan Benton, owner of Benton’s Smoky Mountain Country Hams, says, “When you’re doing business with great chefs, you must be doing something right.” Here are a few of the celebrated chefs who love his products.
Chip Flory joins the DC Signal to Noise podcast to talk about the political message being sent with this week's WASDE report. Is the export picture really as glum as the World Board makes it out to be?
Linton Hopkins views ham “as a metaphor for the way all quality food should be treated in the U.S.” He reveres artisans like Allan Benton, who sells up to 20,000 hams and more than 30,000 lb. of bacon every year.
Evaluating what makes our production system globally competitive can also be important to the individual farm and future success. Here are some thoughts on how we got here and how we move forward in the years to come.