Tuesday evening President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order that ordered meat processing plants to remain open, declaring them critical infrastructure.
Smithfield Foods is shuttering one of the largest pork processing facilities in the United States after it was revealed that hundreds of workers there have tested positive for COVID-19.
Twitter is a powerful tool to connect to farmers. When asking questions in the “Twittersphere” about how glyphosate is used on wheat fields (hint: it usually isn’t), I received an overwhelmingly positive reaction of farmers who wanted to share their stories. Some of these farmers were in North Carolina, and we took it upon ourselves […]
More than a few people were unhappy when they first heard that Smithfield Foods, which has been owned by a Chinese company since 2013, would be benefiting from the farm bailout package that President Donald Trump put together — the one that was geared toward easing U.S. farmers’ burdens after massive retaliatory tariffs were put […]
The National Pork Board, the Iowa Pork Producers Association, Smithfield Foods, and PrairieFresh Premium Pork joined forces to launch the second annual #HamsAcrossAmerica campaign today. The organizations hosted a kickoff event, on Giving Tuesday, to serve clients of the Central Iowa Shelter and Services and provided a nearly 70,000-pound pork donation to the Food Bank […]