Farmland Foods

Farmland Foods

About Farmland Foods

Farmland Industries was the largest agricultural cooperative in North America when it declared bankruptcy in 2002.The Farmland brand and its slogan 'Good Food From the Heartland' is now owned by Smithfield Foods. While owned by Smithfield Foods, Farmland Foods, Inc. operates independently and continues to market meat products under the Farmland brand.It was founded 1929 by Howard A. Cowden as the Union Oil Company (as a successor to Cowden Oil Company which he founded the year before). In 1935 it took the name Consumers Cooperative Association (CCA), and in 1966 Farmland Industries, Inc.

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