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It has been a rough few weeks for Tyson Foods, the nation’s largest poultry producer.

On Sept. 5, the company announced that it was planning to build a $320 million poultry complex outside of Tonganoxie, Kansas — a relatively well-appointed bedroom community in Kansas City with a population of 5,300. The plant was designed to be a first-of-its-kind, fully integrated operation that would have included everything from a hatchery to slaughter and processing.

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AuthorTwilight Greenaway