Wright County board gives go-ahead for Iowa pork plant

Wright County board gives go-ahead for Iowa pork plant

Prestage Foods plant will boost Wright County payroll by $43 million.

The Wright County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved Aug. 22 the development agreement enabling Prestage Foods of Iowa to build a $240 million pork processing plant near Eagle Grove, Iowa.

Several public hearings were held during the past six weeks to provide information and answer questions about the project. Despite opposition from some residents, many business leaders, community organization members, farmers and citizens have spoken in favor of the project.

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