USDA en Congressmen Call For Hanford Slaughterhouse to Re-Open Three Central Valley Congressmen have called on Agriculture Secretary Tom Vislack to allow the Hanford slaughterhouse at the center of an animal cruelty controversy to re-open. In a letter released today, Republican House members Kevin McCarthy, Devin Nunes and Jeff Denham called the shutdown of the Central Valley Meat Company unnecessary, and said the closure is causing economic hardship in the area. They said that the investigation into the plant's practices can continue should the plant re-open. Thu, 23 Aug 2012 23:16:54 +0000 Valley Public Radio News Staff 2796 at