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
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
"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
SOURCE Smithfield Foods, Inc.