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Ad-Hoc committee talking with National Beef

(Talks were continuing Friday)…County representatives were scheduled to talk with National Beef Officials.

The Ad-Hoc Committee formed by the County Board of Supervisors, the Imperial Irrigation District, Brawley City Council and the Cattle Industry had presented National Beef a list of incentives to keep them from closing the Brawley facility. National Beef had announced the facility would close its doors on April 4th. That action would cost 1,300 Brawley Beef employees their jobs, as well as many others in peripheral jobs. Details of the latest meeting are not available, but sources say National Beef is looking for better Cattle prices. If that can be worked out, along with the other incentives, there is a good chance the Brawley facility could stay open.