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MIDDAY-MidwestDigest-09-07-17

Max Armstrong talks about pork processing plants coming online. (audio)

That profession of firefighting is as dangerous as it appears. One firefighter fell through roof during a fire and was knocked unconscious. He woke up at hospital.

That problem at Kansas prison was referred to as inmate disturbance. Officer on scene referred to it as full-blown riot. Inmates smashed windows, took over staff offices, stole syringes from office clinic. It’s described as third world country. There are 850 inmates are housed there and 400 or more involved in outbreak last week.

Sioux City, Iowa and southern Michigan hog processing facilities are coming online. There have also been updates to processing facilities. This comes at a time when demand for pork has never been higher. Price is still higher than a year ago.

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