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Weird Battle for Food Dollars

Touch the Soil News #576 (Feature photo courtesy of Lincoln Premium Poultry) Generally speaking, grocery retailers don’t get into meat processing – chickens in specifics. They leave it to industrial giants like Tyson. Tyson process about 1.8 billion chickens a year – about 20 percent of the nation’s chicken meat. Enter Costco. Costco is the largest “membership only” club in the world with 85 million members. Costco recently announced the scope of its planned chicken processing plant in Fremont, Nebraska. Why Fremont? Fremont is located in the center of the United States and close to Interstate 80 – one of the oldest and most heavily traveled truck routes between the…

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