Burley, which has seen some hard times in its ag-processing operations over the last few years, might get a break with word that a joint operation called Magic Valley Poultry International is interested in building a mass chicken farm there - about 1,000 jobs (12,000 beaks?), maybe more. It would begin operations by sometime in the summer or fall of 2010.
As the Idaho Statesman's Rocky Barker points out, there will be an ongoing challenge in waste disposal. Probably a good deal less, though, than from the area's mega-dairy operations. [Updated to reflect proper numbers.]