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Local USDA Poultry Processing Plant Closes

Posted by Jim McLaughlin on

Cornerstone Farm Ventures assisted the Foothills Pilot Plant facility in Marion County NC, providing poultry processing equipment several years ago.

NMPAN recently reported the plant has closed causing local poultry farmers to scramble to find a way to process their Thanksgiving turkeys and other poultry.

Marion, NC Plant Closes. Nobody likes to hear of a small USDA poultry plant closing, especially a month before Thanksgiving. But, as many of us know, the poultry processing business is an extremely challenging one, with low margins and high labor costs. This Citizen-Times article explains some of the reasoning behind the closure of.  

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