Dennis H. Treacy, Vice President, Environmental and Corporate Affairs of Smithfield Foods, Appointed to First-Ever Agricultural Advisory Committee

Feb 27, 2008, 00:00 ET from Smithfield Foods, Inc.

    SMITHFIELD, Va., Feb. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Smithfield Foods,
 Inc. (NYSE:   SFD) today announced the United States Environmental Protection
 Agency's (EPA) appointment of Dennis H. Treacy to serve on their
 newly-formed Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities (FRRC) Advisory Committee.
 Mr. Treacy is vice president, environmental and corporate affairs for
 Smithfield Foods.
     The committee, which will be composed of thirty members, is an
 important part of the EPA administrator's ongoing effort to strengthen
 relations with the agriculture community. It will advise the administrator
 on environmental policy issues impacting farms, ranches, and rural
 communities, and will operate under the rules of the Federal Advisory
 Committee Act (FACA).
     The committee is being developed as part of a comprehensive National
 Agriculture Strategy adopted by the EPA administrator in May 2006. That
 strategy seeks to engage agriculture in cooperative, collaborative, and
 innovative ways, in addition to the traditional regulatory programs the
 agency administers.
     "I am honored and excited to have been selected to serve on the FRRC
 Advisory Committee," said Mr. Treacy. "I look forward to working with the
 committee to continue to strengthen relations between the EPA and the
 agricultural community," he continued.
     For additional information about the committee, visit
     With sales of $12 billion, Smithfield Foods is the leading processor
 and marketer of fresh pork and packaged meats in the United States, as well
 as the largest producer of hogs. For more information, visit

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