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  • U.S. rice farmers see opportunity in China

    Greg Yielding was given a quixotic task: travel to China and determine if consumers there would be willing to eat American rice.
  • Nestle imposes animal welfare standards for suppliers

    Swiss corporate giant Nestle pledged broad new animal welfare standards for its worldwide suppliers Thursday, becoming the latest major food company looking to limit some of the harmful effects of its global footprint. The move — described by...

    Smithfield Foods Inc. reports 14 percent spike in second quarter 2014 sales

    Smithfield Foods Inc. reports 14 percent spike in second quarter 2014 sales
    SMITHFIELD — Despite posting a $3.8 billion profit last quarter, Smithfield Foods Inc. officials say a deadly pig virus is prompting them to pump the breaks on new global expansion. "Notwithstanding a bullish hog production outlook, PED (virus)...

    Smithfield Foods Inc. reports 14 percent spike in Q2 2014 sales

    Smithfield Foods Inc. reports 14 percent spike in Q2 2014 sales
    Smithfield Foods Inc. said Monday its second quarter sales rose 14 percent to $3.8 billion over second quarter 2013 sales.   The Smithfield-based pork producer, now a wholly-owned subsidiary of China-based WH Group Limited, said its results in the...

    Industrial sludge from Smithfield Foods, others may end up on farms

    Industrial sludge from Smithfield Foods, others may end up on farms
    Farms in central Virginia may soon be spreading "industrial sludge" from companies like Smithfield Foods on their fields, if one Baltimore-based company has their way.  Synagro Technologies is seeking state permission to spread the sludge, which is...