FORM 4 [ ] Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).         
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES
                                                                                  
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Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
                      
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person * Neufeldt Swen 2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol HORMEL FOODS CORP /DE/ [ HRL ] 5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)_____ Director                    _____ 10% Owner
__X__ Officer (give title below)    _____ Other (specify below)
Group Vice President
(Last)         (First)         (Middle)
1 HORMEL PLACE
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)
6/3/2021
(Street)
AUSTIN, MN 55912
(City)       (State)       (Zip)
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (MM/DD/YYYY)
 
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line) _X _ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person

Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Trans. Date 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 3. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock  6/3/2021    M    6200  A $22.99  26390.324  D   
Common Stock  6/3/2021    S    6200  D $49.5013 (1) 20190.324  D   
Common Stock                 935.122  I  401(k) Plan 
Common Stock                 1549.693  I  JEPST Plan 

Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned (e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivate Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Trans. Date 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 4. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Stock Options (Right to Buy)  $22.99  6/3/2021    M        6200    (2) 12/3/2023  Common Stock  6200  $0  0  D   

Explanation of Responses:
(1)  Reflects the weighted average price of 6,200 shares of common stock of Hormel Foods Corporation sold by the reporting person in multiple transactions on June 3, 2021 with sale prices ranging from $49.50 to $49.525 per share. The reporting person undertakes to provide upon request by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission staff, the issuer, or a security holder of the issuer, full information regarding the number of shares sold at each separate price.
(2)  The option vested in four equal annual installments, with the first group vesting on December 3, 2014.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Neufeldt Swen
1 HORMEL PLACE
AUSTIN, MN 55912


Group Vice President

Signatures
Swen Neufeldt, by Power of Attorney 6/4/2021
**Signature of Reporting Person Date
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