Country View Family Farms Plans New Columbia, Pennsylvania Feed Mill

Country View Family Farms will establish a new feed mill in New Columbia, Pennsylvania. The approximately $47.3 million project is expected to create 51 jobs.

To support its hog production business, the company will build the facility on a more than 100-acre railroad site at 2142 Old Route 15 in Union County.

“We anticipate that the creation of this cutting-edge operation will facilitate and support the growth of many family farms and rural businesses by providing an exciting new market for agricultural products produced by local farmers,” said Eric Patton of Clemens Family. Company. “We look forward to working with the Commonwealth and local authorities to realize this vision.”

The company received a funding proposal from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) for a $255,000 grant from Pennsylvania First and was encouraged to apply for the Manufacturing Tax Credit Program (MTC) of the department, as well as PennDOT’s Rail Freight Assistance Program (RFAP).

“I’m glad the DCED was able to help see this project come to fruition and keep it here in Pennsylvania,” DCED Acting Secretary Neil Weaver said. “Agriculture is a huge economic driver in this region, and this project will help support the region’s economic growth.

Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture staff helped coordinate this project.

“Country View Farms has been a valuable partner in promoting biosecurity and innovation on farms, and in creating jobs and opportunities for the region,” said Russell Redding, Secretary of Agriculture. of Pennsylvania. “We are thrilled that Pennsylvania is supporting the company as it increases its ability to provide locally produced, nutritious foods that, in turn, fuel our economy.”

Based in Middletown, Pennsylvania, Country View Family Farms is a hog supply and production company, managing more than 100 family farms that raise hogs under contract. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Clemens Family Corporation in Hatfield, Montgomery County.

“Focus Central PA is delighted to recognize and thank Country View Family Farms for their investment in Pennsylvania,” said Lauren Bryson, executive director of Focus Central PA. “This is an important and strategic agribusiness investment, an industry critical to smart economic growth, which we are working to attract to provide high quality, sustainable career opportunities in Central PA.”