Smithfield purchase unlikely to have major impact on China's corn imports

May 2013
Southeast Farm Press Exclusive Insight;5/31/2013, p6
The article presents the statement made by the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) that the purchase of hog and pork producer Smithfield Foods Inc. by the Chinese meat processing firm Shineway will not have an impact on China's corn import program. It is explained by Bryan Lohmar of USGC China that Shineway will have a difficulty increasing U.S. pork exports to China simply through its control of Smithfield. It is also mentioned that Shineway is more interested in improving its production practices.


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