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Here are top trends likely to impact producers

Economists tell the Pork Board's strategic planning task force that while consumption is up, the environment, food safety and animal welfare are likely to remain top issues in the future. FULL STORY »

4-H awarded $7.2 million to support mentoring program

Youth development professionals to participate in training program during National Mentoring Month. More programs are possible thanks to the generous $7.2 million grant. FULL STORY »

Chicago Bears, Ill. pork producers tackle hunger

Chicago Bears’ wide receiver Earl Bennett teamed up with Illinois pork producers to pull in donations for the Northern Illinois Food Bank, including more than 4,700 pounds of fresh pork. FULL STORY »

CHS Foundation grant supports new student program

College students have expanded opportunities, thanks to a grant from CHS Foundation. They will be able to interact with industry leaders by attending the Farm Foundation Round Table meeting. FULL STORY »

Houston, we have pork nutrition

Pork and the “Slim 7” generated a lot of buzz among the nearly 10,000 health professionals who attended the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 2013 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo in Houston recently. FULL STORY »

Agriculture considering opposition to TPP deal

A coalition of agricultural organizations led by the National Pork Producers Council is likely to oppose a final Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement if it includes Japan but that country doesn’t agree to comprehensive trade liberalization, including elimination of tariffs on virtually all U.S. agricultural products. FULL STORY »

U.S. pork faces growing competition in Honduras

Since the U.S.-Central America-Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR) was implemented in 2006, Honduras has blossomed into a top 10 destination for U.S. pork exports. FULL STORY »

Senators ask for elimination of barriers to U.S. pork

A group of U.S. senators are urging U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to push for broad market access for U.S. pork in the countries that are part of the current Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade talks. FULL STORY »

Pork Checkoff cosponsors North American PRRS Symposium

Building on a 10-year history as the International Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) Symposium, the Pork Checkoff recently cosponsored the 2013 North American PRRS Symposium in Chicago. FULL STORY »

Young leader program begins 30th class

The American Soybean Association (ASA) DuPont Young Leader Program recently began its 30th anniversary class, with representatives from 22 states and Canada. FULL STORY »

Economic opportunity is key to higher wages

A release from the Independent Women's Forum points out that economic growth - not new minimum wage laws or strikes - is the key to progress for workers. FULL STORY »

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