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Cumberland to vote on incentives for Sanderson Farms plant

sanderson-farmsFAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — The Cumberland County Board of Commissioners is voting on an incentives package for a $95 million chicken processing plant, but they may be too late.

The Fayetteville Observer reports commissioners are scheduled to vote Monday night on whether to approve $2.5 million in incentives for a Sanderson Farms’ plant.

But officials in Robeson County and St. Pauls are holding public hearings Monday night on incentives for an undisclosed plant similar to Mississippi-based Sanderson Farms. And some Cumberland County residents say they would fight the plant in court if commissioners approve incentives.

Three Cumberland County commissioners have said they support incentives, and three oppose them. One commissioner who joined the board in December hasn’t said how he’ll vote.

Sanderson officials said in January they were no longer considering Cumberland County.

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