Two meat production companies are closing some facilities in Missouri to restructure their business.
Missouri Ag Director Chris Chinn says record high feed costs were part of Tyson’s decision to close two poultry processing plants.
“And Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza has been around the last two years and they’re looking at ways to be more efficient and improve their bottom line. They’ve lost money the last two quarters and they were trying to do what they could to be sustainable.”
But Chinn says Tyson was happy with how the state supported its business.