National Pork Board

USFRA adds Monsanto, plans town hall meeting

Monsanto has signed up with the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance and will participate in the effort to answer Americans' questions about how their food is raised. FULL STORY »

NPB 2012 budget to continue consumer focus

Market research shows the new Pork. Be inspired campaign is having a positive impact on consumer attitudes. In its budget meetings on Sept. 7-8, the National Pork Board is expected to maintain a strong focus in 2012 to encourage U.S. consumers to eat more pork. FULL STORY »

Can you identify FMD in swine?

To assist veterinarians and pork producers, a new Foot Mouth Disease Pocket Guide includes laminated pictures of FMD symptoms in swine and feral swine, and more what steps to take. FULL STORY »

PRRS price tag, $664 million

For nearly 20 years, porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome has taken a financial toll on individual producers as well as the industry as a whole. A new study updates the costly impact. FULL STORY »

Still time to savor summertime pork recipes

There’s still plenty of summer ahead, which means there’s still plenty of time for pork consumers and cooks to enjoy light summertime pork. It also means now is a good time for pork producers to share some pork ideas with friends and neighbors. FULL STORY »

Two new VPs for NPB

The National Pork Board has added two new vice presidents, Bill Winkelman and Jill Criss, to its management team. Winkelman is the new vice president of producer and industry relations. Criss becomes vice president of operations and human resources. FULL STORY »

Minnesota names new pork ambassadors

Katie Winslow of Fountain will serve as the new Minnesota Pork Ambassador, first runner-up was Ryan Strobel of Pemberton, and second runner-up was Natalie Johnston of Morris, ,Minn. FULL STORY »

FSIS identifies penicillin residues in culled sows

USDA’s Food Safety Inspection Service reports that several penicillin G violative residues have surfaced in culled sows brought to market. The American Association of Swine Veterinarians provides insight and advice. FULL STORY »

NPB looks to 2012 strategies and budget

Maintaining strong pork demand in the face of rising retail meat prices and ongoing producer profitability challenges will lead the lists of tasks next week as the National Pork Board begins work on its 2012 plan and budget. The board will meet on July 12, during the annual Pork Industry Conference at the Wisconsin Dells. FULL STORY »

IPPA session offers learning opportunity for pork producers

Illinois pork producers are invited to get current on pork industry issues as part of the Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) July 19 Visioning Session to be held at the Illinois Corn Growers Association office in Bloomington, Ill. FULL STORY »

AWI wants retailers to choose meat suppliers on animal welfare criteria

The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) wants grocery store and restaurant chains to monitor the animal welfare record of their meat suppliers and refuse to deal with any company that repeatedly violates humane standards. FULL STORY »

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