Lawsuit filed against Pilgrim's Pride
Chicken growers in Arkansas have filed a lawsuit
against Pilgrim's Pride following the company's decision to close its plant in
Reports state that the lawsuit accuses Pilgrim's Pride of fraud, deceit and
According to grower Robin Dunlap, grower losses are greater even than those
of the plant employees who lost their jobs when Pilgrim's made its decision in
August to close the facility.
"This was 99% of our income," says Dunlap, who reported investing $500,000
into her farm. "They had promised us; we had been under the impression we were
going to be getting chickens."
Pilgrim's Pride stated that the plant closings are part of efforts to
return the company to profitability amid rising feed costs and an oversupply of
chicken in the marketplace.
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