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Layoffs announced by Abbeville rice mill

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ABBEVILLE, La. -

Planters Rice Mill announced today that they are reducing its workforce by more than half. 

The Abbeville company is citing economic conditions and the lack of rough rice available for the cut backs.  

Officials say the 26 layoffs were a necessary action taken to adapt to an ever-changing environment.  Planters Rice Mill officials say the decision was a necessary move to reduce overhead costs. 

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