shuanghui international holdings en Farm, safety groups oppose sale of 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="">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 Missouri moves to lift ban on 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 Missouri moves to lift ban on foreign farm owners