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Mountain Prairie Farms Recognized as Environmental Leader for Fourth Consecutive Year


Las Animas, Colo.

Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) today announced its Mountain Prairie Farms location (Las Animas, Colo.) has been recognized by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment with a Gold Award for the fourth consecutive year.

The Environmental Leadership Award Program recognizes Colorado organizations for going beyond compliance with state and federal regulations and for their commitment to continual environmental improvement.

“We are proud to receive the Gold Award from the Environmental Leadership Program for the fourth year in a row,” said John Lofdahl, production manager at Mountain Prairie Farms. “We are committed to environmental stewardship, and this award is a testament of our efforts.”

In addition to recycling efforts, some of the Mountain Prairie Farms environmental achievements included implementing projects that reduced energy use by more than 56,000 kWh and reducing water use by more than 3 million gallons annually.

“Our top priority is to protect the places we live, learn, work and play,” said John Putnam, director, environmental programs, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. “The companies we’re recognizing are helping us make that a reality.”

For additional information about the company’s environmental sustainability efforts, please visit the Hormel Foods Corporate Responsibility Report.

About Hormel Foods – Inspired People. Inspired Food.

Hormel Foods Corporation, based in Austin, Minn., is a global branded food company with over $9 billion in annual revenues across 75 countries worldwide. Its brands include SKIPPY®, SPAM®, Hormel® Natural Choice®, Applegate®, Justin’s®, Columbus®, Wholly®, Hormel® Black Label®, Columbus® and more than 30 other beloved brands. The company is a member of the S&P 500 Index and the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats, , was named on the “Global 2000 World’s Best Employers” list by Forbes magazine for three straight years, is one of Fortune magazine’s most admired companies, has appeared on Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s “The 100 Best Corporate Citizens” list for the 12th year in a row, and has received numerous other awards and accolades for its corporate responsibility and community service efforts. The company lives by its purpose statement — Inspired People. Inspired Food.™ — to bring some of the world’s most trusted and iconic brands to tables across the globe. For more information, visit and