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Hampton to consider welcoming Prestage Foods

Hampton SignHAMPTON, IOWA – The Hampton, Iowa city council will consider showing support for a pork processing plant at a meeting tonight.

The Hampton city council and mayor will be holding their regular meeting Thursday night at 6 PM. On the agenda is an item of new business, which reads:

“The City of Hampton support of Franklin County Supervisors to begin negotiations with Prestage Farms”.

Franklin county supervisors have been in talks with Prestage Foods in recent weeks, since Mason City turned down the development. Currently, Hampton does not have the fresh water / sewage capacity to deal with needs of the $240 million plant, which would eventually process 20,000 hogs a day.

There was talk that some who oppose the development may travel to attend the meeting and offer “some guidance” to the council.

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