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2014-01-21 08:24:23

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The annual American Farmland Trust survey of state farm and ranch land protection programs shows a 19 percent increase in funding from 2011 to 2012, but funding levels are still 39 percent below where they were in 2008, according to Andrew McElwaine, President and CEO of AFT. "State budget cuts have hit agricultural land protection programs hard in the last five years, but our latest survey shows a very significant 19 percent...

2013-11-27 12:24:53

WASHINGTON, Nov. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Andrew McElwaine, President and CEO of the American Farmland Trust, issued the following statement on the status of negotiations in Congress on the federal Farm Bill and urged citizens to express their support to members of Congress for farmland protection as Americans sit down to their Thanksgiving dinners-- "Congressional negotiators are working on the final phase of the 2013 Farm Bill, and everything is on the negotiating...

2013-10-16 12:25:36

CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Oct. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- After spending much of the year on the biggest set of auctions in the company's history, the Murray Wise Associates team now faces a new challenge, with a lineup of Illinois sales that may give a hint at what's ahead for farmland prices. The company will conduct two Illinois farmland auctions in a single day Thursday, Nov. 7, with two other auctions following close behind in Clay and Crawford counties. "The first few sales at the end...

2013-10-03 20:22:25

Continued efforts of Farmland's "Bacon A Difference" campaign will provide 460,000 meals for Kansas City citizens in need KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Farmland announced a donation of $92,000 which equates to 460,000 meals to Harvesters at a charity event Thursday night at Memorial Hall with the Eli Young Band, NASCAR legend Richard Petty and driver of the #43 Ford Fusion Aric Almirola. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130910/CG76768LOGO) "This...

2013-09-26 16:28:53

Combined Company to Have Greater Access to Large and Growing Chinese Market and Retain World-Leading Food Safety and Quality Control Standards HONG KONG and SMITHFIELD, Va., Sept. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Shuanghui International Holdings Limited ("Shuanghui International") and Smithfield Foods, Inc. ("Smithfield") announced today that they have completed their previously announced strategic combination. "Today marks an exciting new chapter for both of our proud organizations as we...

2013-08-07 16:29:02

OXFORD, Ind., Aug. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Demand for midwestern farmland continued to show signs of good health Tuesday when 345 acres of Indiana land sold for $3,612,840, with Schrader Real Estate and Auction Company managing the sale. Thirty-four registered bidders gathered at the Benton Central High School Cafeteria for the auction offering of six tracts, which resulted in prices as high as $10,640 per acre on tillable land. "If there's weakness in farmland prices, we...

2013-06-17 08:30:33

Expresses Views on Company's Valuation and Intends to Explore Whether Greater Value is Possible NEW YORK, June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Starboard Value LP (together with its affiliates, "Starboard"), a large shareholder of Smithfield Foods, Inc. (NYSE: SFD) ("Smithfield" or the "Company") with beneficial ownership of approximately 5.7% of the outstanding common stock of the Company, today announced that it has delivered a letter to the Board of Directors of Smithfield (the...

2013-05-16 16:26:24

PRINCETON, Mo., May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Premium Standard Farms, LLC, a unit of Smithfield Foods, Inc. (NYSE:SFD) hog production subsidiary, Murphy-Brown, LLC, announced recently it has changed its name to Murphy-Brown of Missouri, LLC, effective immediately. Adopting the Murphy-Brown label will better communicate the nature of Premium Standard's business and the role the company plays in the larger Smithfield Foods organization. The change will present a more unified message for how...

2013-02-27 16:21:45

ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CHS Inc. (NASDAQ: CHSCP), a leading farmer-owned energy, grains and foods company today announced that it has formed CHS AGRO, a sunflower marketing joint venture with Adecoagro (NYSE: AGRO). Located in Pehuajo, in the heart of sunflower country about 350 km from the Buenos Aires port, CHS AGRO will grow and process sunflower kernel and in-shell products for global marketing and distribution by CHS. Each company will hold 50 percent...

2012-10-24 07:25:48

SUGAR LAND, Texas, Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CVR Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CVI), a refiner and marketer of petroleum fuels and majority owner in nitrogen fertilizer manufacturer CVR Partners, LP (NYSE: UAN), announced today that Carl D. Findley will become the companies' vice president of human resources, effective immediately. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20071203/CVRLOGO) Findley had been the human resources manager at Coffeyville Resources Refining &...