The $250 million joint venture will produce clean renewable natural gas from hog manure. Over the next decade the investment will include 90% of Smithfield’s finishing spaces in North Carolina and Utah.
Europeans may have to pay more for barbecues this summer as African swine fever decimates hog herds around the world. Producers in the European Union are the big winners, with sales to China climbing 43% through May.
Germany said any escalation of U.S. tariffs on metal imports into a full-blown trade war could cause tangible damage to the global recovery, although the tariffs themselves should have only a limited effect.
Iowa Select's new farm in Williams, Iowa, is a “Green Farmstead Partner” with the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers. The double-barn farm is designed for 4,800 head and features technology to decrease odors.