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City: Prestage must give $1.4 million over 10 years to Mason City schools
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City: Prestage must give $1.4 million over 10 years to Mason City schools

From the Globe Gazette coverage on the Prestage plant series
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MASON CITY — As part of an agreement to allow Prestage Farms to build its $240 million meatpacking plant, it must donate $1.4 million over a decade to Mason City schools.

Under the terms of the agreement, yet to be approved by the City Council, the company would be obligated to pay the district $140,000 each year between January 2018 and January 2027 to bolster its general fund.

“While I cannot speak for the board, from my perspective this is a wonderful commitment from Prestage Foods that shows their desire to be an important community partner,” Mason City Superintendent of Schools

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