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It’s A Small World, After All

It’s A Small World, After All

By: Christensen Farms CEO, Glenn Stolt I recently participated in the National Pork Board’s International Marketing Committee ten-day immersion mission to Asia. While in Hong Kong we met with forty of their largest importers—the people that decide whether our U.S. pork and pork products are the ones

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Christensen Farms Donates $25,000 to Food Banks Throughout the Midwest

Christensen Farms Donates $25,000 to Food Banks Throughout the Midwest

Sleepy Eye, Minn. – Throughout the weeks of June 24 to July 3, Christensen Farms, one of the largest family-owned pork producers in the country, donated a total of $25,000 to food banks across the Midwest. The organization collaborated with local food banks in 11 communities in

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Minnesota Pork Producers Watching Chinese Trade Dispute Closely

Minnesota Pork Producers Watching Chinese Trade Dispute Closely

On Friday, March 23, Glenn Stolt, CEO of Christensen Farms and Feedlots, Inc. (CF), sat down with KTSP of Minneapolis/St. Paul to discuss the recent tariffs ordered by President Trump. To view the complete video, please click here or view the transcript below. Source: KTSP Fears over

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Seaboard Triumph Foods begins hiring for second shift

Seaboard Triumph Foods begins hiring for second shift

Source: NationalHogFarmer.com, by Kevin Schulz Seaboard Triumph Foods began commercial operations at its Sioux City, Iowa, last September, and now the plant is in the process of gearing up for a second shift. According to an article on KTIV.com, Seaboard Triumph Foods has begun hiring for a

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Triumph donates 32,000 pounds of meat to food bank

Triumph donates 32,000 pounds of meat to food bank

Source: News Press Now Triumph Foods has given a 32,700-pound donation of meat to Second Harvest Community Food Bank. The donation of pork butts, spareribs, hams, sirloins and other cuts of meat is enough food to help provide over 130,000 meals across the 19 counties Second Harvest

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Low-stress livestock handling makes safety and economic sense

Low-stress livestock handling makes safety and economic sense

Source: Agweek, by Jenny Schlecht JoDee Haala grew up with horses. Now the director of animal well being with Minnesota’s Christensen Farms, one of the largest, family-owned pork producers in the U.S., she often reflects on a common piece of horse wisdom: It’s rarely the horse. It’s usually

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Pig farmers give #HamsAcrossAmerica on #GivingTuesday

Pig farmers give #HamsAcrossAmerica on #GivingTuesday

Source: AGDAILY The National Pork Board, the Iowa Pork Producers Association, Smithfield Foods, and PrairieFresh Premium Pork joined forces to launch the second annual #HamsAcrossAmerica campaign today. The organizations hosted a kickoff event, on Giving Tuesday, to serve clients of the Central Iowa Shelter and Services and

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Seaboard Triumph Foods Sioux City pork processing plant operations start

Seaboard Triumph Foods Sioux City pork processing plant operations start

Source: Seaboard Triumph Foods Sioux City, Iowa (Aug. 31, 2017) – Seaboard Triumph Foods (“STF”) will start operation of its new pork processing plant located in Sioux City, Iowa, on Sept. 5. The facility will begin with one shift of commercial operations that will ramp up employment to

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CHRISTENSEN FARMS AND OTHERS IN NEBRASKA PORK INDUSTRY DISCUSS EXPANSION AND TRADE

CHRISTENSEN FARMS AND OTHERS IN NEBRASKA PORK INDUSTRY DISCUSS EXPANSION AND TRADE

Source: Omaha World Herald, by Barbara Soderlin A large new pork processing plant set to open next month 100 miles north of Omaha is expected to add more fuel to the Nebraska pork industry’s recent growth spurt. The plant in Sioux City, Iowa, will give Nebraska farmers another

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Sleepy Eye FFA celebrates successful year

Sleepy Eye FFA celebrates successful year

The FFA held their annual banquet and awards program on Sunday, May 7 to honor members, chapter leaders and major supporters of the chapter. By Cassidy Hoffmann, FFA Reporter The Sleepy Eye FFA Chapter held their annual banquet and awards program on Sunday, May 7. It was

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