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Mountain Prairie Farms Recognized as Environmental Leader


Las Animas, Colo.

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment recognized Mountain Prairie Farms with a Gold Award.

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,” said John Lofdahl, production manager at Mountain Prairie Farms. “We are committed to taking care of the environment and preserving precious resources, and this award is a testament of our efforts.”

“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 department Executive Director and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Larry Wolk.

Some of the Mountain Prairie Farms environmental achievements in 2016 included saving 565 million gallons of water by recycling wastewater, and recycling 1.2 million pounds of steel from a remodeling project.

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 18th annual Environmental Leadership Awards on Oct. 4.

For additional information about the company’s environmental sustainability efforts, please visit the Hormel Foods 2016 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®, 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 ninth 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