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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. So he set up tables at some of the most popular supermarkets in southern China, hung American flags and began dishing out...
  • 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...
  • 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)...
  • The way of the past: Smithfield's only competitor in Isle of Wight County grows hogs 12 at a time

     The way of the past: Smithfield's only competitor in Isle of Wight County grows hogs 12 at a time
    ISLE OF WIGHT — It's noontime on a humid day early in June. It stormed in Isle of Wight the night before, leaving lots of fresh mud for Pete Edwards' hogs to roll around in. Edwards, a soft-spoken, bright-eyed man, stands in the pig pen dripping...
  • Smithfield Foods parent company's stock surges after Hong Kong IPO

    Smithfield Foods parent company's stock surges after Hong Kong IPO
    WH Group Ltd., the world's biggest pork company and owner of Smithfield Foods, surged 7 percent in its Hong Kong trading debut on Tuesday after sharply scaling back valuations in its second attempt at an initial public offering. While WH Group's $2.1...
  • Industrial sludge from West Point paper mill and Smithfield Foods plant could end up on farmland

    Leftover waste from the RockTenn Co. paper mill in West Point, the Smithfield Foods pork processing plant in Isle of Wight and the Tyson Foods poultry processing plant in Hanover County could end up on Central Virginia farmland, The Richmond Times-...
  • Paula Deen: Martha Stewart, survivor of public scandal, sympathizes

    Paula Deen: Martha Stewart, survivor of public scandal, sympathizes
    Paula Deen may be in crisis mode, but who better to call a supporter than fellow Food Network alum and domestic comeback queen Martha Stewart? On Wednesday night's episode of Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live," Stewart expressed sympathy for Deen's current...
  • Paula Deen 'Today' show interview: Matt Lauer condemned as too harsh

    Paula Deen's "Today" show interview may have started out as an attempt at an apology by the former Food Network star for her admitted use of a racial slur in a legal deposition, but reaction on social media outlets has quickly turned into an attack on...
  • Smithfield Foods could do better than Chinese deal, investor says

    Smithfield Foods could do better than Chinese deal, investor says
    Smithfield Foods Inc. may be worth less as a whole than its separate parts, according to an activist investor asking the Virginia pork giant this week to reconsider its recent $4.7-billion sale to a Chinese meat producer. Last month, Shuanghui...
  • Paula Deen on 'Today': 'I is what I is, and I'm not changing'

    Embattled celebrity chef Paula Deen appeared on “Today” Wednesday morning, defending herself vehemently against charges of racism and explaining her past use of the N-word. In a tearful yet defiant interview with Matt Lauer, Deen began by...
  • Paula Deen burns herself again

    Did no one pay attention when David Letterman, forced by a blackmailer to make an adulterous affair public, revealed the secret to handling a personal scandal? You show up, own up and shut up. Unfortunately, celebrity chef Paula Deen opted for the...