United States

Smithfield Renewables will aim to keep the company on track to cut emissions by quarter

Smithfield Foods creates clean energy unit

By Oscar Rousseau

Virginia-based pork processor Smithfield Foods has set up Smithfield Renewables, an initiative to power its efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions and spark sustainable energy projects.

No US pork deal with Thailand

No US pork deal with Thailand

By Oscar Rousseau

Thailand and the US did not strike a deal to drop what one industry insider called a “de facto ban” on American pork imports when the two countries met in Washington recently.

US names Pig Farmer of the Year

News in brief

US names Pig Farmer of the Year

By Oscar Rousseau

Leslie McCuiston of Nebraska has been named the 2017 America’s Pig Farmer of the Year by the National Pork Board.

Spam CEO named chairman

News in brief

Spam CEO named chairman

By Oscar Rousseau

The maker of canned meat Spam, US-based Hormel Foods, has named CEO Jim Snee chairman of the board of directors, after the retirement of former incumbent Jeffrey Ettinger.

US wraps up Asia pork mission

US wraps up Asia pork mission

By Oscar Rousseau

Five senior representatives from a US pork trade body have returned from a whistle-stop tour of China and Japan – two the world’s biggest pig meat buyers.

Agriculture minister Blairo Maggi said there was 'hope' for exports

Brazil restarts processed beef exports to US

By Oscar Rousseau

The Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply received some welcome news earlier this week with the announcement that processed beef from five of its slaughterhouses have been cleared to export to the US.