By Barbara Soderlin / World-Herald staff writer May 14, 2017
Costco’s corporate office has given the go-ahead for construction of the company’s planned poultry operation in Fremont.
Site work could begin in a few weeks, and project managers plan a ceremonial groundbreaking for June, they told The World-Herald on Wednesday.
By Barbara Soderlin / World-Herald staff writer
Poultry plant opponents have raised a number of concerns about the project. How does Costco and its partners say they’re addressing those?
Concern:Chicken “litter” — a mix of manure, feathers, and bedding — is composted and used as farm fertilizer. If it’s applied too heavily or at the wrong time, nitrates and phosphorus can run off into groundwater.Response:
By Barbara Soderlin / World-Herald staff writer Nov 20, 2016
What’s going on with Costco’s chicken plant?
So far: Costco said this spring it would build a network of producers in eastern Nebraska to raise and slaughter chickens to sell in its stores. The company touted Nebraska’s central-U.S. location and large supply...
Progressive Farmer, September 2016, Chris Clayton, Contributing Editor
Costco wants Nebraska producers to consider adding a few hundred broiler houses to the landscape.
Some Nebraska farmers say they view the poultry business as a way to both diversify and bring their kids back to the family farm.
Experts on poultry contracts have been...
In case you missed it! Here's the full interview with Jonathon Luz and Walt Schafer, of Costco Wholesale and Lincoln Premium Poultry, respectively. Walt gives us answers about the plant's wages, workforce, biosecurity measures, avian flu policies and much more!
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