National Pork Board

Iowa Pork Congress offers a range of seminars

At this year’s Iowa Pork Congress, set for Jan. 25-26, attendees will be able to select from a wide-range of educational and instructional opportunities. Along with seminars, training and certification sessions have been scheduled during the two-day show. FULL STORY »

PRRS research, the cornerstone to solutions

Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) has nagged at the pork industry for more than 20 years. Providing a snapshot of some of the research completed on PRRS, the National Pork Board has a new 40-page PRRS Initiative Research 2004-2011 report. FULL STORY »

NPB to review producer and consumer promotional strategies

"We had a very good year in 2011 on behalf of pork producers and their pork checkoff," says Everett Forkner, National Pork Board president regarding efforts in the past year and looking ahead to 2012. This week (Jan. 11-13), NPB leaders will meet in Chicago to review program progress and needs. FULL STORY »

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 »

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