National Pork Board

Innovating for the Future: 2013 Environmental Stewards

The Pork Checkoff's Environmental Stewards subcommittee has selected four pork farms to be honored as the 2013 Pork Industry Environmental Stewards. The farms join other pork operations across the country in their commitment to protecting natural resources while minimizing the environmental footprint. FULL STORY »

Manure handling & hauling guidelines designed to reduce PEDV risk

New biosecurity guidelines for manure handling and hauling designed to curb PEDV transmission risk. Timing will be critical as swine farms enter fall manure-application period. FULL STORY »

Pork Checkoff Board of Directors meet in Des Moines

Pork Checkoff Board of Directors is meeting in Des Moines, Iowa, from Sept. 4-6. Nominations to fill 2014 Board seats begins now. FULL STORY »

New food service study shows pork is fastest-growing protein

With a growth rate outpacing all other proteins in the foodservice industry, pork is hot. According to Technomic, Inc.'s 2013 Volumetric Assessment of Pork in Foodservice, pork is sustaining its popularity having become the foodservice industry's fastest-growing protein in each of the past two years. FULL STORY »

Pork Checkoff increases commitment to combatting PEDV

Following a unanimous vote by its board of directors, the National Pork Board has committed to investing an additional $350,000 toward research, education and coordination of efforts to better understand Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus, or PEDV. This increase in funding is in addition to $450,000 announced in June, bringing total Checkoff dollars invested to $800,000. FULL STORY »

National Pork Board names Kevin Waetke to lead communications

The National Pork Board has named Kevin Waetke as vice president of strategic communications. Waetke recently served as external communications director for Aviva USA, moving to the National Pork Board on June 25. FULL STORY »

NPPC thanks New York legislature for supporting farmers

The New York Pork Producers, the National Pork Producers Council and America’s hog farmers today hailed the New York Legislature for not approving ill-advised legislation banning the use of individual maternity pens pregnant for sows. FULL STORY »

PQA Plus revisions debut at World Pork Expo

PQA Plus® revisions debut at World Pork Expo. Commitment to continuous improvement drives changes to the program. FULL STORY »

Word Pork Expo: Sow housing options

Sow housing has been a much debated topic in the pork industry for several years. There are many options for producers, but there are major considerations when it comes time to decide on altering pre-existing facilities. FULL STORY »

New pork cut names aid domestic marketing

Summer campaign, new pork cut names help consumers find value at the meat case. FULL STORY »

Pork Checkoff debuts new tools to help producers

New Pork Checkoff tools help producers evaluate, measure and benchmark. FULL STORY »

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