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Tyson to build $320 million poultry processing plant in eastern Kansas ...


Tonganoxie — State and local government leaders divulged details Tuesday of a $320 million Tyson Foods chicken processing Plant to be constructed in Leavenworth County that could generate 1,600 jobs in northeast Kansas after opening production lines in 2019.


The announcement was met with protests on the street in front of a Tonganoxie meeting hall, and punctuated by disparaging remarks by a few people who interrupted comments by a Tyson poultry executive.


Rural Tonganoxie resident Sephanie Ventura, holding a “Family farms not factory farms” sign outside the venue, said Tyson would become a bully in the poultry production industry and undermine established small-scale farmers in the region.


Leavenworth County commissioners agreed last week to support the Tyson initiative by issuing $500 million in industrial revenue bonds, which would be repaid over 10 years.


Sam Brownback led off the event attended by about 200 people, including cabinet secretaries of agriculture and transportation and representatives of Leavenworth County and Tonganoxie.




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