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24 Million Pounds of Pork Lost At JBS Marshalltown Plant After Tornado

Iowa residents and businesses are still cleaning up after tornados last week left severe damage in it’s wake. Farmers were especially concerned with damage to JBS’s Marshalltown facility that forced the plant to close for three days and Vermeer’s hay equipment facility.

 

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