BLACK EARTH - A popular organic meat processor has decided
to close after a dispute with village of Black Earth
Bartlett Durand says Black Earth Meats expects to close by
the end of July after it lost it loan with the Bank of New
Glarus. That followed the Village Board's decision last
month to pursue legal action to stop the company's
operations at its present site.
tells the Wisconsin State Journal (http://bit.ly/1rzCCZV)
the board made its decision after the company outlined
four options to move the slaughter facility out of town.
says 22 employees will lose their jobs.
President Patrick Troge said in May that Black Earth Meats
had grown too big for its facility and was disrupting
village services and creating problems for neighbors,
including a school.