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Re: Kansas Town Says, "No Thanks, Tyson"

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In a letter to media Tuesday, Tyson poultry president Doug Ramsey says the decision comes after the Leavenworth County Commission on Monday reversed its support of issuing $500 million in industrial revenue bonds to help finance the plant.

The commission rescinded the resolution amid growing opposition to the plant from Leavenworth County residents. On Saturday, between 2,000 and 3,000 people attended a town hall and persuaded local legislators to oppose the plant."

 

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/kansas/articles/2017-09-19/tyson-foods-puts-plans-for-kansas...

 

"TYSON PLANT FACES TROUBLES IN KANSAS: Tyson Foods, which planned to build its first new protein facility in the U.S. in 20 years, is backing out after county commissioners in eastern Kansas withdrew their financial support for the project on Monday. Leavenworth County commissioners reversed a plan to issue $500 million in industrial revenue bonds for the plant after residents of Tonganoxie, Kan. protested, citing environmental and financial concerns. Earlier this month, Tyson Foods and Kansas officials had promoted the $320 million processing plant, hatchery and feed mill that would employ an estimated 1,600 people."

 

http://www.politico.com/tipsheets/morning-agriculture/2017/09/21/tyson-plant-faces-troubles-in-kansa...

 

I hope this clarifies the news.  I didn't intend to mislead and certainly didn't intend to misrepresent the facts.  I went back and added a line to the OP that hopefully will clarify it.

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