Merry Christmas from the Pork Checkoff

Chuck Zimmerman

Here’s a message from CEO Bill Even about how the Pork Checkoff is taking lessons learned in 2020 to prepare the industry for the future. While 2020 has been far from what any of us could have imagined, as we begin the holiday season we are optimistic about what is in store for 2021. We will continue to leverage all …

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Agri-Pulse Hosts National Pork Board Webinar on Trade

Cindy Zimmerman

Agri-Pulse president Sara Wyant moderated a discussion last week with USDA Trade Undersecretary Ted McKinney, North Carolina hog farmer Jan Archer, and Iowa State University economist Dermot Hayes on how exports add value for pork producers and support U.S. jobs. The event was sponsored by the National Pork Board. Watch the webinar here. Listen to the audio here: (1 hour)

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Free Agri-Pulse Webinar to Explore Pork Exports

Cindy Zimmerman

With COVID-19 disrupting millions of lives and the ability to process protein, thousands of pork producers were forced to pivot to an unprecedented new reality in 2020 and international exports became even more important to producer profitability. Agri-Pulse will explore the export situation for U.S. pork producers during a free one-hour webinar Oct. 29, from noon to 1 pm EST. …

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National Pork Board Study Assesses China Market

Cindy Zimmerman

A new report from the National Pork Board defines China’s growing need for protein and details ways U.S. pork can fill the immediate protein gap. The new report, Pork 2040: China Market Assessment, also reveals the impact that African swine fever (ASF) is having on both China’s short- and long-term protein needs and how the Chinese pork industry and supply …

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National Pork Board to Host Swine Innovation Summit

Carrie Muehling

The National Pork Board will host allied industry partners at its first-ever Swine Innovation Summit in Indianapolis on Sept. 17, 2019. The inaugural event is designed to help pork producers and food influencers learn more about emerging technology trends facing today’s food production systems. National Pork Board leaders will then attend the Forbes AgTech Summit, held on Sept. 18 and …

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Pig Farmers Make 55 Years of Sustainability Progress

Cindy Zimmerman

Just in time for Earth Day, the National Pork Board has released a new study from the University of Arkansas confirming that “today’s pork is more earth-friendly than ever thanks to great progress in multiple key sustainability metrics over more than five decades.” According to the new study, A Retrospective Assessment of U.S. Pork Production: 1960 to 2015, the inputs …

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Pork Industry Honors Service and Leadership

Cindy Zimmerman

During the Pork Industry Forum last week in Orlando, the National Pork Board honored individuals for their service and leadership to the industry. North Carolina State University animal science professor Dr. William “Billy” Flowers received the Distinguished Service Award in recognition of his lifelong contribution to the pork industry. Working to prepare the next generation, his teaching responsibilities include an …

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Pork, Soy and Corn Groups Unite for Sustainability Research

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Pork Board (NPB), United Soybean Board (USB) and National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) are joining together on a sustainability research platform that will benefit all three organizations and their producers. The CEOs and farmer leaders of all three organizations signed a Memorandum of Understanding at the 2018 NAFB Convention Wednesday in Kansas City, MO. The research program will …

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New America’s Pig Farmer of the Year Named

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Pork Board has named Patrick Bane, a pig farmer from Arrowsmith, Illinois, as America’s Pig Farmer of the Year for 2018. The award recognizes a pig farmer who excels at raising pigs using the We Care ethical principles and who connects with today’s consumers about how pork is produced. Raising pigs has been a life-long passion for Bane, …

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