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Pilgrim's grower hopeful as negotiations continue

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Meanwhile, Lincoln Parish Police Juror and Pilgrim’s Pride grower Mike Franklin was on his way to Baton Rouge this morning with a small group of growers to meet the state Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain.

Franklin said he felt hopeful as the group made its way to the southern part of the state.
“Hopefully they’ll strike a deal today,” Franklin said. “We hear they’re making progress.”
Pilgrim’s Pride currently plans to idle three plants, including the ones in Farmerville and El Dorado, Ark., by the end of April.

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