The economic director for the south-central Idaho town of Burley says Poultry Products International plans to build a $2.75 million chicken processing plant near Interstate 84.
Tyson Foods Inc (TSN.N) said on Tuesday the winter storm bringing cold and snow to the U.S. Midwest had reduced pork and poultry production at some of its plants.
Petit Jean Poultry Inc. says 385 workers will be idled when it closes its chicken-deboning plant at Arkadelphia, effective April 1.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will make an annoucement in Bastrop at noon today that a Mississippi-based poultry production company will locate in Bastrop, ultimately creating 300 jobs.
State Sen. Tim Corder is proposing legislation that would move regulation of the poultry industry from the Department of Environmental Quality to the Agriculture Department.