National Pork Board

Minnesota regional PRRS meeting, Dec. 5

To update pork producers on voluntary regional efforts to control porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus and to encourage participation, a meeting will be Dec. 5, in Prinsburg, Minn. FULL STORY »

Tallying 25 years of NPB and National Pork Checkoff

While pork producers first organized in the 1940s under the umbrella of the National Swine Growers Council, the producer efforts and priorities have grown dramatically and become increasingly diverse over the years. FULL STORY »

Commentary: Traceability is like a bad penny

Animal identification is like a bad penny, it just keeps coming back around. But unlike that penny, animal ID/traceback is becoming increasingly valuable in the marketplace and not having an all-inclusive program is becoming increasingly risky. FULL STORY »

Billboards equate meat with cigarettes

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine has been putting up billboards which send the message that eating hot dogs and bacon cause cancer and are equal to smoking cigarettes. FULL STORY »

NPB to celebrate 25 years

Nearly 25 years to the date that the first National Pork Board convened, members of the current board will gather on Nov. 15-16 in Des Moines to celebrate the board's silver anniversary and to continue the work initiated with the launch of the National Pork Checkoff in November 1986. FULL STORY »

Minnesota PQA Plus/TQA training Nov. 16

Pork producers and livestock transporters can earn their individual certifications for Pork Quality Assurance Plus and Transport Quality Assurance at free trainings on Nov. 16. FULL STORY »

Exploring pork industry salaries and benefits

To better understand the employment and employee climate in the U.S. pork industry, the National Pork Board will survey producers to evaluate current salaries and benefits. FULL STORY »

USMEF draws attention to undervalued pork cut

Pork is the world’s most consumed meat and the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) is working to broaden that demand further. In November, the federation will focus on promoting the undervalued pork cut-- the pork butt. FULL STORY »

USFRA begins the food dialogue on Sept. 22

The Food Dialogues, a town hall-style discussion to address Americans' questions about how their food is grown and raised, is a revolutionary event scheduled for Sept. 22. In fact, the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance will present four such events on that day, one each in Washington, D.C., New York, the Midwest and California. FULL STORY »

Iowa State hosts Pork 101, Sept. 20-22

Interested parties can learn the pork production process from live hogs to the dinner plate by participating in PORK 101, scheduled for Sept. 20-22 at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. FULL STORY »

Minnesota PRRS elimination meeting, Sept. 12

The effort to eliminate the porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus started with a project around Morris, Minn. Now Minnesota is adding one more to the total of two dozen PRRS Area Regional Control and Elimination projects underway across the United States. FULL STORY »

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