Smithfield Farmland Fire Idles Workers at Monmouth's Largest Employer By T.J. Carson • Sep 6, 2016 T.J. Carson Production at the Smithfield Foods processing plant in Monmouth is shut down for the time being as executives from the company and the city look into the damage from Monday's fire. Around 1,600 people work at the plant. Manufacturers Cut Food Waste to Build Bottom Line By Peggy Lowe • Sep 23, 2014 Peggy Lowe/Harvest Public Media The long line of semi-trucks waiting to get in the gates of the Farmland Foods plant could simply wait around for a few hours to head back, fresh products on board. A Signal to Hog Producers: Cargill to Stop Use of Gestation Crates By Grant Gerlock • Jun 10, 2014 Sarah McCammon for Harvest Public Media Cargill, one of the country’s largest pork producers, announced Monday it will stop using gestation crates. Monmouth Attracts New Business By Emily Boyer & Frannie Smith • May 19, 2014 Emily Boyer / TSPR Monmouth’s largest employer is bringing even more business to the city.