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Smithfield hams originally were, according to the State of Virginia General Assembly in 1926, “cut from carcasses of peanut-fed hogs, raised in the peanut-belt of the Commonwealth of Virginia or the State of North Carolina, and which are cured, treated, smoked, and processed in the town of Smithfield, in the Commonwealth of Virginia.” The requirement for peanut feeding was dropped in 1966. Today Smithfield hams are country hams made in the style of the original Smithfield ham.