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Smithfield Foods will close hog processing facility in California

· June 11, 2022

Smithfield Foods announces the closure of their Vernon, CA facility in early 2023. The closure comes as a response to the rising cost of operating a business in California. The company reached an agreement this week with the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, and the International Union of […]

Proposition 12

Judge knocks down Murphy-Brown fine from $50M to $3.25M

· May 9, 2018

The 10 neighbors that won a nuisance lawsuit against Murphy-Brown over alleged odor complaints from a 15,000 head contract hog facility will not be getting their $50 million, instead they will be dividing up $3.25 million. U.S. District Court Judge Earl Britt ruled Monday to reduce the damages based on a state cap on punitive […]

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