Kubota has donated another tractor to a farmer veteran as part of their “Geared to Give” program. Chad Tackett served in the U.S. Air Force before he came home to manage 200 acres of pines, hardwoods and pasture ground with his wife Shirlene. At a special ceremony, Tackett was presented the keys to a new Kabota L-Series compact tractor as thanks for his service from Kubota and the Farmer Veteran Coalition.

Half of U.S. ham consumption takes place over the Christmas and Thanksgiving holidays, and producing those hundreds of millions of pounds of pork generates a lot of greenhouse gas emissions.

In fact, Smithfield Foods, the largest pork processor and hog producer in the world, estimates it emits as much carbon dioxide per year as five coal-fired power plants.

That’s why the pork giant, a wholly owned subsidiary of China-based WH Group, has set a farm-to-fork climate goal of cutting greenhouse gases 25 percent over the next eight years.