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·         Area rancher looks to beef packing plant for progress

·         McPherson County rancher looks at beef packing plant as progress

 

 

Area rancher looks to beef packing plant for progress

 

By Beatriz Reyna, KNOP News Nebraska

Mar. 31, 2021

 

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - The North Platte City Council will determine whether to declare nearly 400 acres of land on the city’s east side as blighted and substandard next week. The process is just one of several the owners of a proposed meat packing plant must clear to bring the project to fruition.

 

McPherson County rancher Rusty Kemp says the proposed plant, Sustainable Beef, LLC, will do just that - grow the local economy through value added agriculture.

 

Kemp says the idea for the near $300 million project all started with a trade mission trip with Governor Pete Ricketts in 2019. It was right around the same time when a fire destroyed one of the nation’s largest beef packing plants in Kansas and disrupted the beef supply chain.

 

“Producers were having to truck cattle from Nebraska to Washington state to harvest them after that, and then COVID hit, and things got really bad,” Kemp said. “People couldn’t get their animals to be harvested and it was just financially devastating for people in agriculture...

 

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https://www.knopnews2.com/2021/04/01/area-rancher-looks-to-beef-packing-plant-for-progress/

 

 

McPherson County rancher looks at beef packing plant as progress

The North Platte City Council will determine whether to declare nearly 400 acres of land on the city’s east side as blighted and substandard next week.

 

By NBC Nebraska - North Platte

News Channel Nebraska - April 1st 2021

 

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - The North Platte City Council will determine whether to declare nearly 400 acres of land on the city’s east side as blighted and substandard next week. The process is just one of several the owners of a proposed meat packing plant must clear to bring the project to fruition.

 

McPherson County rancher Rusty Kemp says the proposed plant, Sustainable Beef, LLC, will do just that - grow the local economy through value added agriculture.

 

Kemp says the idea for the near $300 million project all started with a trade mission trip with Governor Pete Ricketts in 2019. It was right around the same time when a fire destroyed one of the nation’s largest beef packing plants in Kansas and disrupted the beef supply chain.

 

“Producers were having to truck cattle from Nebraska to Washington state to harvest them after that, and then COVID hit, and things got really bad,” Kemp said. “People couldn’t get their animals to be harvested and it was just financially devastating for people in agriculture...

 

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https://www.newschannelnebraska.com/story/43587620/mcpherson-county-rancher-looks-at-beef-packing-plant-as-progress