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On Friday, Pilgrim’s Pride announced it will idle its chicken processing plants in Farmerville, El Dorado, Ark., and Douglas, Ga. Since then, local employees and contract poultry farmers have been worrying about what the future holds and most are expecting a solid plan from the state.

Although Jindal could not offer a complete rescue plan, it was evident that residents appreciate his genuine concern and efforts to make the situation less painful.

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