Smithfield Foods Announces First Participants in New Unity & Action Program to Support Black and Other Minority Farmers

November 30, 2021 Smithfield Foods

Smithfield Foods, Inc. is pleased to welcome the first family farmers to participate in its new contract grower program to support Black and other minority farmers and diversify its hog supply chain. The program, developed to help address historic barriers disproportionally facing Black and other minority farmers such as access to capital and cost of capital, is outlined in a new documentary from the perspective of the Martin family, contract hog farmers for the company based in Wayne County, N.C.