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Old 03-15-2013, 07:02 AM
 
Location: The 12th State
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Economic developers say the loss of 950 jobs at a turkey slaughtering plant in Raeford and the end of a turkey hatchery in Rose Hill, which had contracts with about 140 farmers, will be a big blow to the region. The plant and hatchery operator, House of Raeford Farms, cited higher corn prices and lower turkey consumption as reasons behind the move.
Turkey plant closing in Raeford will eliminate 950 jobs | Economy | NewsObserver.com
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Old 03-15-2013, 05:16 PM
 
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Bummer. My wife uses ground turkey where ground beef is called for in cooking.
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Old 03-15-2013, 08:09 PM
 
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We need legislators to fine alternative to ethanol and bring corn prices back down, so other poultry, live stock, hog business are also dont close shop.

950 people unemployed is a vast amount to find alternative employment. More likely Raeford will loose residents who have contributed to the city and state as they will not be able to survive on McCrory $350 unemployment.
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Old 03-16-2013, 11:55 AM
 
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We need legislators to fine alternative to ethanol and bring corn prices back down, so other poultry, live stock, hog business are also dont close shop.

950 people unemployed is a vast amount to find alternative employment. More likely Raeford will loose residents who have contributed to the city and state as they will not be able to survive on McCrory $350 unemployment.
If the Fed is subsidizing ethanol corn crops cutting the funds would be a good starting point.
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Old 03-16-2013, 04:17 PM
 
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950 people unemployed is a vast amount to find alternative employment. More likely Raeford will loose residents who have contributed to the city and state as they will not be able to survive on McCrory $350 unemployment.
So instead of living on unemployment indefinitely, they will be forced to seek out employment elsewhere. Wow, what a concept!
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Old 03-16-2013, 04:52 PM
 
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So instead of living on unemployment indefinitely, they will be forced to seek out employment elsewhere. Wow, what a concept!
Yes and those on unemployment do seek work to but they need affordable unemployment to meet their bills while doing so.

When the largest employer lays off 950 employees they are not going to be able to meet their bills on just $350 and stay in the area or contribute to the growth of the town.
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Old 03-16-2013, 04:59 PM
 
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Unemployment in no way is meant to increase the growth of a town. That's silliness.
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Old 03-16-2013, 08:34 PM
 
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Unemployment in no way is meant to increase the growth of a town. That's silliness.
SK said that "they are not going to be able to meet their bills on just $350 and stay in the area or contribute to the growth of the town."
Assuming they get $350, that is the max benefit and is based on a percentage of their former wages.
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Old 03-18-2013, 06:56 AM
 
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House of Raeford employed 1 out of 20 in the town. It was the 2 turkey processing plant in North Carolina.
All the business in area will suffer, I feel sad for the town.

FayObserver.com - Hoke County town still reeling over news of House of Raeford plant's closure
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