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Tyson Foods puts Kansas poultry complex plans on hold

County commission votes to rescind economic incentive.

Tyson Foods Inc. announced Sept. 5 plans to construct a $320 million poultry complex in eastern Kansas, but growing opposition to the project led the company to postpone the plans this week.

The complex, which would have included a processing plant, hatchery and feed mill, was to be located near the city of Tonganoxie in Leavenworth County, Kan. It was expected to employ approximately 1,600 people and contract with northeastern Kansas farmers and ranchers to raise chickens.


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