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BrownfieldAgNews reports:

The exodus of cattle from drought-stricken California continues as a major packing plant in that state prepares to close.

National Beef Packing Company of Kansas City, Missouri, is reportedly closing its beef processing plant in Brawley, in southern California, next month.

The 1,300 workers at that plant will be offered support and potential employment at National Beef's other facilities.

Reuters reports as many as 100,000 California heifers and steers have been hauled east to Nevada, Texas, Nebraska and beyond to escape the drought.


...and this is what happens when California makes its environment economically infeasible for businesses by humoring so many environmental causes (such as saving the snail darter rather than building a dam for a water source) and passing regulations to appease the animal rights organizations that mainstream businesses depart for states that are business and animal enterprise friendly. If the several state lawsuit wins against California's attempts to enforce its extreme regulations on the rest of the states insofar as animal husbandry (Prop 2 fall-out), you'll see more animal enterprises (e.g., poultry industry) moving out.

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