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Mountain Prairie Farms Recognized as Environmental Leader for Second 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.

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 honored to receive the Gold Award from the Environmental Leadership Program for the second 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.”

Some of the Mountain Prairie Farms environmental achievements included recycling 565 million gallons of wastewater, installing variable frequency drives and LED light bulbs, metal and cardboard recycling initiatives and participating in numerous education and community service activities.

“We are proud to recognize all of Colorado’s environmental leaders and work with them to reduce barriers to innovation while protecting public health and the environment,” said Karin McGowan, the department’s interim executive director.

The Gold Award was presented to Mountain Prairie Farms by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment in partnership with the Pollution Prevention Advisory Board and the Colorado Environmental Partnership at the 19th annual Environmental Leadership Awards on Oct. 9.

For additional information about the company’s environmental sustainability efforts, please visit the Hormel Foods 2017 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 Guacamole®, Hormel® Black Label® 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 one of “The 100 Best Corporate Citizens” by Corporate Responsibility Magazine for the tenth year in a row, and has received numerous other awards and accolades for its corporate responsibility and community service efforts. In 2016, the company celebrated its 125th anniversary and announced its new vision for the future – Inspired People. Inspired Food.™ – focusing on its legacy of innovation. For more information, visit and