Feud erupts among pork industry’s family friends

 In January 2021

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A Wayne County lawsuit provides an unusual look inside the multibillion-dollar global pork trade and exposes a rift among old eastern North Carolina farming powerhouses.


For more than 25 years, Goldsboro-based Maxwell Foods provided as many as 155,000 hogs a month to Smithfield, Va.-based Smithfield Foods, the world’s largest pork producer. But in a lawsuit file…

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