Kansas Corn and Other Stakeholders Comment

Statement on Tyson Poultry Project

Kansas Corn and Other Stakeholders Issue Statement on Tyson Poultry Project

Kansas Corn along with several other stakeholders release this statement after plans for a Tyson poultry facility in Leavenworth County were put on hold.

“We applaud the State of Kansas and other stakeholders, for their continued efforts to improve the Kansas ag economy, create jobs, and expand local markets for Kansas farmers.  Private investment is critical to improving the Kansas ag economy, which is going through some of its toughest times since the 1980s.

Agriculture is the largest economic driver in Kansas, valued at nearly $67.5 billion and accounting for 44.5% of the state’s total economy.  Investment in animal agriculture, regardless of species, adds value to local economies.  It is crucial for the agricultural producers in the state of Kansas to have many different options when it comes to selling and marketing their grain.

The construction of a new agricultural processing facility in Kansas is a great way to encourage growth and provide job security for both rural and urban Kansans.”

Kansas Association of Wheat Growers
Kansas Farm Bureau
Kansas Soybean Association
Kansas Corn
Kansas Grain Sorghum Producers
Kansas Wheat Commission
Kansas Soybean Commission
Kansas Pork Association