Closure of Brawley Plant threatens Imperial Valley Cattle Industry

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Holstein cattle in Superior Cattle Feeders Feedlot, Imperial Valley, Californias (file photo)
Holstein cattle in Superior Cattle Feeders Feedlot, Imperial Valley, Californias (file photo)

There are just a few major beef processing plants in California. Each one sits at the center of an agricultural eco-system that depends on the plant as much as the plant depends on the ranches and dairy farms around it. The impending closure of a plant in Imperial County threatens to upset much of agricultural Southern California.

Reporter: Caitlin Esch –