National Pork Board

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 »

Funding approved to research PEDV

Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) has been working its way through the U.S., but the National Pork Board just approved funding that will help prevent the spread. FULL STORY »

'See it? Stop it!" initiative promotes animal well-being

Reaffirming its strong commitment to animal care and well-being, the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) this week joined with the National Pork Board (NPB), the dairy industry and the Center for Food Integrity (CFI) to launch an initiative to encourage the immediate reporting of animal abuse, neglect, mishandling or harm. FULL STORY »

Jim Leafstedt receives Distinguished Service Award

The National Pork Board (NPB) presented this year’s Distinguished Service Award to South Dakota farmer Jim Leafstedt for his leadership in improving swine health in the United States, including his role in the elimination of swine pseudorabies from the United States. FULL STORY »

National Pork Board approves $3 million for summer marketing push

New market challenges and new opportunities inspired the National Pork Board last week to approve adding $3 million in additional Pork Checkoff funds to bolster the 2013 domestic marketing budget during the crucial summer sales months. FULL STORY »

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