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Contract Chicken Growers

Rude Awakening in America's Farmland

Scott Edwards | Posted 01.13.2013 | Green
Scott Edwards

The Crutchfields entered into a contract to raise chickens for Tyson Foods. In the beginning, they mortgaged their debt-free home and land and took out big loans from the Farm Credit to build their first chicken houses. The Crutchfields were loyal to Tyson.