August 12, 2022

Largest US Pork Packer Closing California Plant, Citing High Costs and Red Tape

Smithfields Inc., the largest pork packer in the United States, is leaving California due to high operational costs and red tape. “Smithfield Foods, Inc. today announced that it will cease all harvest and processing operations in Vernon, California in early 2023 and, at the same time, align its hog production system by reducing its sow…

Here Comes The Pork: Congressional Earmarks Are Reportedly Making A Comeback

Congress is planning to bring back earmarks, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer reportedly told Democrats during a Tuesday call. Hoyer told Democrats that he can “guarantee” that there will be a “bipartisan” effort to bring back the spending practice, two people on the call said according to a Politico report. A spokesperson told the outlet…

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