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  • Jan 31, 2014

    2013 Environmental Stewards: Russell Brothers Wind Power

    The Russell Brothers, Monticello, Iowa, have been farming in the county since the Civil War and produce 14,000 wean to finish pigs each year. The farm built a wind turbine that provides 60-80% of the farms total electrical energy needs each year....More
  • Sep 20, 2013

    Congratulations to the 2013 Pork Industry Environmental Stewards

    The September issue of National Hog Farmer is devoted to the topic of Environmental Management. One of the highlights of this issue of the magazine is a special editorial section highlighting the 2013 Environmental Stewards of the Pork Industry. The Pork Checkoff announced the 2013 Environmental Steward award winners early this week. Congratulations to these outstanding pork production operations: Russell Brothers LLC, Monticello, IA; Bacon Hill Farm, Dodge, NE; Krikke Pork, Greenwich, OH; and Blue Mountain Farms, Milford, UT....More
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