The $250 million joint venture will produce clean renewable natural gas from hog manure. Over the next decade the investment will include 90% of Smithfield’s finishing spaces in North Carolina and Utah.
Germany said any escalation of U.S. tariffs on metal imports into a full-blown trade war could cause tangible damage to the global recovery, although the tariffs themselves should have only a limited effect.
Germany's swine herd numbers are reaching near 20-year lows, resulting in a decline in pig feed demand. This causes challenges for the U.S. as it’s currently the top exporter of commodity soybeans to Germany.
Iowa Select's new farm in Williams, Iowa, is a “Green Farmstead Partner” with the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers. The double-barn farm is designed for 4,800 head and features technology to decrease odors.
IPPA has provided $25,000 to IDALS to be used for various projects over the next year. The funds will help offset up to 50% of the costs for pig farmers to install saturated buffers or bioreactors on their farm land.