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· Ernst fighting to keep WOTUS repealed
· U.S. Senator Joni Ernst Tours Quality Food Processors During Visit to Crawford County
Ernst fighting to keep WOTUS repealed
By Brent Barnett, Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network
February 12, 2021
Iowa Senator Joni Ernst continues her fight to keep the Obama-era Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule repealed.
At a recent Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing, Ernst pressed President Biden’s nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, Michael Regan, on his view of the Trump Administration’s Navigable Waters Protection Rule that replaced WOTUS. Ernst also spoke on the issue at a telephone town hall event that she co-hosted with Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig.
“What we don’t want to go back to is this heavy-handed overregulation by the federal government,” Ernst said. “What we’re trying to do is encourage the current administration to continue with the President Trump-era rules for navigable waters. In my experience with WOTUS, this is the one issue where all across Iowa everyone agreed it was a horrible overburdensome regulation from the Obama era.”
Secretary Naig highlighted the widespread support from Iowa’s farmers and agriculture community for the Trump Administration’s Navigable Waters Protection Rule...
U.S. Senator Joni Ernst Tours Quality Food Processors During Visit to Crawford County
Source: Quality Food Processors
via Food Industry Executive - February 21, 2021
Denison, IA (February 18, 2021) – During a visit to Crawford County, Iowa, on February 18th, Senator Joni Ernst made a stop in the county seat of Denison for a facility tour of Quality Food Processors (QFP). The food packing company is a producer of high-quality bacon products and is a major employer in the county.
Prior to a quick tour, the senator sampled some of the bacon products made at the facility. While touring the QFP facility, Senator Ernst was shown the bacon production process and how the top-quality food products are made and packaged. Also attending the event were officials with the City of Denison, Crawford County Board of Supervisors, and members of the Chamber & Development Council of Crawford County.
“It was an honor to have Senator Ernst visit the Quality Food Processors facility and be able to see the great work that goes on here, including the fantastic job that our employees do,” said Eric Kohler, General Manager of Quality Food Processors. “We very much appreciate Senator Ernst and the other state and local officials for taking the time to stop by and learn more about our team and company.”
The dignitaries were informed about the company’s recent accomplishments. They discussed other important topics and needs for the food packing industry and rural communities, such as the workforce. Senator Ernst commented on what her takeaway was from the tour.
“It is vital that we maintain these facilities and the products that are so commonplace in our homes. It starts somewhere, and this is where it starts—just knowing and understanding our meat production and the lifecycle of our hogs, coming from our pork producers. Then, how it is brought into this facility, processed, and packaged into bacon,” said Senator Ernst. “It’s good to know how it is processed and some of the challenges they [QFP] faced during COVID as well.”
In late 2020, QFP received Sigma’s Value Partner of the Year Award for its commitment to excellence and consistently providing quality products that assisted Sigma in being a Value Leader in the industry. QFP is a bacon supplier for Sigma’s Bar-S Foods brand. The award is only given out to one Sigma supplier annually, and 2020 was the first time that QFP had been named Value Partner of the Year.
“In light of all the challenges that the pandemic presents, we have an excellent group of individuals here that continues to do outstanding work, and I am proud of every one of our employees,” continued Kohler.
The company employs 240 dedicated workers, and QFP’s success over the years is due to their efforts. QFP remains committed to growing as a company and has many quality employment opportunities available. Current open positions are listed on the company’s website, and applications can be filled out online at QFPDenison.com/Apply.
Those that prefer to fill out a physical application can pick one up at the QFP facility’s guard shack at 710 US Highway 59, Denison, Iowa. General employment questions can be emailed to email@example.com.
For more information about Quality Food Processors, visit QFPDenison.com.
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About Quality Food Processors
Established as a co-packer in 2010, Quality Food Processors produces bacon products of the highest standard for a broad number of customers. With a diverse team of over 240 dedicated, hard-working individuals in America’s heartland, the company knows it takes the qualities of passionate ambition and diligent care to create quality food products.