shuanghui international holdings http://kbia.org en Farm, safety groups oppose sale of Smithfield Foods http://kbia.org/post/farm-safety-groups-oppose-sale-smithfield-foods <p>A coalition of farm and food safety groups wants federal regulators to quash the proposed sale of Smithfield Foods to a Chinese conglomerate in what would be the largest such takeover of a U.S. business.</p><p>The St. Louis Post-Dispatch <a href="http://bit.ly/1245Mog">reports</a> that the 17 groups are asking the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States to oppose the pork processor's sale to Shuanghui International Holdings Ltd.</p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 12:27:32 +0000 Associated Press 37488 at http://kbia.org Missouri moves to lift ban on foreign farm owners http://kbia.org/post/missouri-moves-lift-ban-foreign-farm-owners <p>A last-minute move by Missouri lawmakers could make it easier for a Chinese conglomerate to buy one of the biggest pork producers in the U.S.</p><p>Legislators agreed on their final day of work in May to remove a ban on foreign ownership of agricultural land in Missouri. That change sets a foreign ownership limit at 1 percent of the state's agricultural land, subject to approval by the Missouri Department of Agriculture.</p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 21:16:31 +0000 Associated Press 35680 at http://kbia.org Missouri moves to lift ban on foreign farm owners