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  • China looks abroad for greener pastures

    BEIJING — When Ma Wenfeng was a boy, his father earned so little money growing wheat and corn that the family mainly ate mantou, a steamed bread that is a staple of the poor. The last thing he would have dreamed of was becoming a farmer.
  • Smithfield Foods to open stores, plants in China

    Smithfield Foods announced record first quarter profits this week on the back of increased pork prices and international sales thanks to new parent company WH Group. The company now has plans to open more than 20 Smithfield-branded stores in China and...

    Living Here: Smithfield

    Living Here: Smithfield
    Smithfield is known for ham. Home of Smithfield Foods, which was named a Fortune 500 company again in 2013, the town's ham history dates to the Native Americans, who have been credited with originating the salt- and hardwood-smoked dry-cured...

    Living Here: Famous people, places & things

    Famous people, places & things People, places and things that make Hampton Roads famous: Presidents, celebrities and more Hampton Roads is known around the world for its people — as being from here, as a come-here, or for just passing through...

    Smithfield Foods parent raises $2.1 billion in Hong Kong IPO

    Smithfield Foods parent raises $2.1 billion in Hong Kong IPO
    WH Group Ltd., the new owner of Smithfield Foods, raised $2.1 billion in a Hong Kong initial public offering, Reuters reports. The IPO closed to the public on Tuesday and was the world's largest pork producer's second attempt to raise money from...