How will this impact the plant's new owner?
I had a credible report from Postville earlier this week that Agriprocessors' beef line is flooded, with much of the equipment ruined and beyond repair.
I just spoke with another extremely credible source who was in Postville for the raid anniversary 10 days ago. He told me he spoke with many Agriprocessors workers who told him about that flooding.
What does this mean for the sale of Agriprocessors, the sale that is to be announced in a few minutes?
I think it means Agriprocessors will be primarily a poultry facility for the foreseeable future. It will also process cold cuts, some of them beef. This will be done by buying beef from other producers. Or it will be done because the buyer is working as a front or in partnership with another kosher beef producer – perhaps Satmar hasid-owned Alle Processing.
We should know soon.