Though Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow is the latest politician to make some noise about a...

|By:, SA News Editor

Though Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow is the latest politician to make some noise about a Chinese company buying Smithfield Foods (SFD -0.3%), investors seem to be betting the deal will end up flying. Regulators will look into any potential national security issues, but with the crux of the deal being U.S. hog farms helping to provide exports to China - instead of vice-versa - it should pass muster.