Commentary

Hog processing plant in Ingram didn’t smell


Art by Ryan Luckey, a third-grader at Rockdale Intermediate School. Art by Ryan Luckey, a third-grader at Rockdale Intermediate School. Dear editor,

Regarding the hog processing plant. I worked at a hog processing plant in Ingram, TX for a few years as a meat packaging supervisor and a lab technician.

I never recall there being much if any smell regarding the plant or the pens. The USDA does not allow unclean conditions and pens of hogs to remain on site for any length of time.

I do not recall any residents complaining about it. It provided needed jobs and helped the local economy.

These very same people who turned it down already have jobs and/or retired. They need to think like this that it will provide jobs and that will help local economy.

If you take jobs elsewhere how do you expect people to stay in area with gas prices the way they are?

Do you expect them to eat locally and support the local businesses? Think about it.

Thank you,

Sherri Reed b4sherri@gmail.com


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