The closure of Ranchers Beef in Balzac is weighing on the mind of Alberta Ag Minister George Groeneveld. The plant launched as a homegrown solution to the BSE crisis, shut down recently unable to compete with the large multi-nationals. Groeneveld says he wants to get together with producers to hammer out a solution instead of throwing money at the problem. Groeneveld says the loss is something the industry will definately fee. And adds the province and producers need to work together on marketing solutions.