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This 2011 photo shows turkeys in a barn in Kandiyohi County. Jennie-O Turkey Store is seeking conditional use permits to increase the number of turkeys housed in existing barns. The final market weight would be less, according to the company, and the total pounds produced in each barn would thus be about the same. (Tribune file photo)

Permits from Kandiyohi County, Minn., would allow Jennie-O to increase bird numbers in existing barns

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WILLMAR -- A desire for a smaller bird to meet new market demands could change how the Jennie-O Turkey Store raises turkeys in Kandiyohi County.

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The company is seeking conditional use permits for five sites in four different townships that will allow them to increase the number of the turkeys housed in the existing barns.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
(320) 894-9750
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