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Smithfield Foods, the world’s biggest pork processor, is permanently closing 35 hog farm sites in Missouri and laying off 92 employees in October, according to a Missouri Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN) notice. Murphy-Brown LLC, a division of...
British pork exporters are set to benefit from additional trade with Mexico with the market opening further to include offal with a potential estimated value of £18m over the next five years. The announcement represents another boost for the sector...
Hord Family Farms, a fifth-generation pork producer based in Bucyrus, OH, today completed its acquisition of the assets of New Horizon Farms, a farrow-to-finish swine operation located in Pipestone, MN. The Minnesota farm going forward will operate as Hord...
In a recent development, a U.S. District Judge in Boston, William Young, has determined that a portion of Massachusetts' law banning the sale of pork from pigs kept in tightly confined spaces is unconstitutional. However, Judge Young ruled that...
Source: The Carolina Journal The N.C. Supreme Court has rejected a lawsuit challenging 2017 and 2018 state laws addressing hog farm regulations. A unanimous N.C. Court of Appeals panel had ruled against the lawsuit in December 2021. The N.C. Supreme...
Source: Bloomberg Professor John McGlone of Texas Tech University trekked to Manitoba, Canada, in the dead of winter to warn hundreds of local pork farmers that the way they did business was about to change. McGlone knew McDonald’s Corp., the world’s...
Source: Triangle Business Journal Nearly three years after a shooting at its meatpacking plant in eastern North Carolina, pork processor Smithfield Foods has launched a federal lawsuit against the staffing firm that hired the man convicted of the crime. As described...
With the threat of a breed of "super pigs" migrating into the northern states from Canada, Oklahoma is working to mitigate the negative impact of the feral hogs already established on ranch and farm land. The "super pig" is reportedly...
A federal judge said Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue’s rules for inspecting pigs before they are sent to slaughter are not “arbitrary and capricious,” nor do they violate food safety standards. A federal judge sided with the feds Friday, finding that...
Raising pigs might seem intimidating for some homesteaders, but as long as you have the space and right infrastructure in place, pigs can make a great addition to any farm, ranch, or homestead. Your needs will change depending on why...
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