Black angus cow looking directly at cameraWarren County, Missouri has been selected by American Foods Group (AFG) to be the location of a new state-of-the-art beef processing facility. The facility is expected to be completed in Spring 2022 and create an estimated 1,300 jobs, with a payroll of over $80 million; above the average wages for the county. To go along with a valued $1 billion in economic impact, AFG is also considering investments up to $450 million in the county region, which would help support tax revenues for local schools and other tax-supported series.

From Missouri Department of Agriculture Director Chris Chinn:
“We are looking forward to welcoming American Foods Group to Missouri. We appreciate their commitment to agriculture and their interest in Warren County. This project would offer an important additional market for our producers and add value to Missouri farms and ranches. All sectors of agriculture will benefit from this important addition to our state.”

Read more on the plans for the facility.