<p><img src="//www.smithfieldfoods.com/piwik/piwik.php?idsite=1" style="border:0;" alt="" /></p>
Press Releases
March 1, 2017

Smithfield Foods Receives National Award for Outstanding Contributions to U.S. Natural Resource Education and Conservation

SMITHFIELD, Va., March 01, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Smithfield Foods, Inc. is proud to receive the 2016 Friend of Conservation Award presented last month by the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD). The NACD is a national nonprofit organization that represents and serves 3,000 local conservation districts across the country. This honor recognizes Smithfield for its achievements in natural resource reduction, protection and education.

"Smithfield leads its industry in implementing far-reaching sustainability programs that enable the company to serve as better stewards of the environment," said Lee McDaniel, who at the time the award was presented was president of the National Association of Conservation Districts. "This award recognizes Smithfield for its continued commitment to helping prepare the next generation of environmental and conservation leaders."

At the award presentation, NACD noted Smithfield's longtime sponsorship of the National Conservation Foundation-Envirothon, an educational and environmental conservation competition for high school students. Smithfield funds scholarships awarded to winning state and national NCF-Envirothon teams. Additionally, its employees serve as competition volunteers and team coaches in local communities.

"At Smithfield, environmental stewardship is engrained throughout our operations and in our support of education programs in communities where we live and work," said Stewart Leeth, vice president of regulatory affairs and chief sustainability officer for Smithfield Foods. "We're honored to receive this award and remain committed to continuing efforts to reduce our natural resource demand and support conservation education."

For more information about Smithfield's environmental achievements and endeavors, visit smithfieldfoods.com/environment.

About Smithfield Foods
Smithfield Foods is a $14 billion global food company and the world's largest pork processor and hog producer. In the United States, the company is also the leader in numerous packaged meats categories with popular brands including Smithfield®, Eckrich®, Nathan's Famous®, Farmland®, Armour®, John Morrell®, Cook's®, Kretschmar®, Gwaltney®, Curly's®, Margherita®, Carando®, Healthy Ones®, Krakus®, Morliny®, and Berlinki®. Smithfield Foods is committed to providing good food in a responsible way and maintains robust animal care, community involvement, employee safety, environmental and food safety and quality programs. For more information, visit www.smithfieldfoods.com.

Contact:
Kathleen Kirkham
Smithfield Foods, Inc.
(757) 365-1965
kkirkham@smithfield.com
Download PDF
BACK UPDATE: Smithfield Announces 2017 Line-Up of Championship Brand...
NEXT Smithfield Announces 2017 Line-Up of Championship Brand Ambassadors

Smithfield Newsroom

Press Releases - August 16, 2017
Patrick Cudahy® Awards Ham Appetizer Recipe Contest Winner with FREE Ham for One Year and $250 Cash Prize
CUDAHY, Wis., Aug. 16, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Patrick Cudahy®, The Home of Sweet Apple-Wood Smoked Flavor, has been providing quality b...
Read More
Press Releases - August 14, 2017
Smithfield Foods Announces $25 Million Strategic Investment in Chef'd
SMITHFIELD, Va. and EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Aug. 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, Smithfield Foods, Inc. announced a strategic partnership with a...
Read More
Press Releases - August 14, 2017
Nathan's Famous® Makes Donation to the Pinky Swear Foundation
DES MOINES, Iowa, Aug. 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nathan's Famous®, the Official Hot Dog of Major League Baseball (MLB), donated free hot d...
Read More
Press Releases - August 14, 2017
Smithfield Foods Acquires Kansas City Sausage Company
SMITHFIELD, Va., Aug. 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Smithfield Foods, Inc. today announced the full acquisition of Kansas City Sausage Company, LLC...
Read More
Press Releases - August 10, 2017
Farmland Partners With the National FFA Organization to Help Support Local Farming
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 10, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Farmland, a leading brand of bacon, sausage, and ham, is proud to partner with the National...
Read More
Press Releases - August 10, 2017
Eighteenth Annual Patrick Cudahy® Day Coming to the Wisconsin State Fair
CUDAHY, Wis., Aug. 10, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Patrick Cudahy®, The Home of Sweet Apple-Wood Smoked Flavor, is returning to Central Park a...
Read More
Press Releases - August 10, 2017
Smithfield Foods' Helping Hungry Homes® Works With Walmart to Donate More Than 35,000 Pounds of Protein to Northwest Arkansas Food Bank
LOWELL, Ark., Aug. 10, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, Smithfield Foods' Helping Hungry Homes® initiative, a program focused on alleviating h...
Read More
Press Releases - August 8, 2017
Smithfield Foods' Helping Hungry Homes® Partners with Shaw's to Donate More Than 40,000 Pounds of Protein to Worcester County Food Bank
SHREWSBURY, Mass., Aug. 08, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, Smithfield Foods' Helping Hungry Homes® initiative, a program focused on alleviat...
Read More
Press Releases - August 7, 2017
Eckrich®, Operation Homefront, and WinCo Partner to Honor Local Military Family
ALBANY, Ore., Aug. 07, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Eckrich®, the makers of naturally hardwood smoked sausage and savory deli meats, partnered wi...
Read More
Press Releases - August 7, 2017
Eckrich®, Operation Homefront, and Safeway Albertsons Honor Military Family with a New Car
SEATTLE, Aug. 07, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Eckrich®, the makers of naturally hardwood smoked sausage and savory deli meats, created an incred...
Read More
Press Releases - August 7, 2017
Kretschmar®, SHOP n' SAVE, and Country Music Star Easton Corbin Team Up to Support Make-A-Wish® Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia
PITTSBURGH, Aug. 07, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kretschmar® Premium Meats & Cheeses has joined forces with SHOP n' SAVE and country music...
Read More
Press Releases - August 7, 2017
Kretschmar® Partners with Festival Foods to Support Make-A-Wish® Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 07, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kretschmar® Premium Deli Meats & Cheeses has partnered with Festival Foods to donate $28,000 t...
Read More
Press Releases - August 4, 2017
Smithfield Foods' Helping Hungry Homes® Partners With Richard Petty Motorsports and Tops Friendly Markets to Donate More Than 40,000 Pounds of Protein to the Food Bank of the Southern Tier
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y., Aug. 04, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, Smithfield Foods' Helping Hungry Homes® initiative, a program focused on allevia...
Read More
Press Releases - August 3, 2017
Smithfield Foods' Helping Hungry Homes® Partners With Fareway Food Stores to Donate Nearly 40,000 Pounds of Protein to River Bend Foodbank
DAVENPORT, Iowa, Aug. 03, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, Smithfield Foods' Helping Hungry Homes® initiative, a program focused on alleviatin...
Read More
Press Releases - August 2, 2017
Grand Prize Dream Vacation Awarded to Curly's® Cruisin' Summer Sweepstakes Winner
PEWAUKEE, Wis., Aug. 02, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Curly's®, the leading name in ready-to-eat BBQ across the U.S., has announced the grand pri...
Read More
Press Releases - August 1, 2017
Nathan's Famous® Makes Donation at RBI World Series
NEW YORK, Aug. 01, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nathan's Famous® made a $2,500 donation yesterday to Major League Baseball's (MLB) Reviving Baseb...
Read More
Press Releases - August 1, 2017
Armour® Celebrates Richmond Salvation Army "Great Mom"
RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 01, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Armour®, the makers of convenient meal solutions and ingredients including frozen meatballs,...
Read More
Press Releases - August 1, 2017
Smithfield Foods' Helping Hungry Homes® Partners With Hy-Vee to Donate More Than 35,000 Pounds of Protein to Feeding South Dakota
SIOUX FALLS, S.D., Aug. 01, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, Smithfield Foods' Helping Hungry Homes® initiative, a program focused on alleviat...
Read More
Press Releases - July 31, 2017
Smithfield Foods' Helping Hungry Homes® Partners With Baton Rouge Police Department to Donate More Than 40,000 Pounds of Protein to Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank
BATON ROUGE, La., July 31, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, Smithfield Foods' Helping Hungry Homes® initiative, a program focused on alleviati...
Read More
Press Releases - July 28, 2017
Patrick Cudahy® Supports Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation at Sixth Annual "Race for the Bacon"
CUDAHY, Wis., July 28, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The sixth annual Patrick Cudahy® "Race for the Bacon" 5K Run and Walk returned to Sheridan P...
Read More
SMITHFIELD NEWSROOM