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National Pork Board marking progress on key initiatives

Tracking success on pork marketing and outreach initiatives will be the central focus of the National Pork Board's meeting next week in Orlando, Fla. The Board meeting is a part of the annual Pork Industry Forum that will be held in March 8-9. The board will meet Wednesday and Thursday, prior to the delegate sessions. FULL STORY »

Checkoff-funded research grows in importance

In an exclusive interview with PorkNetwork, Paul Sundberg, DVM, National Pork Board (NPB) vice president, science and technology, describes the research funding process as well as NPB’s primary research program areas. In addition, Sundberg describes the importance of influenza surveillance and animal identification efforts. FULL STORY »

Operation Main Street celebrates eight years

Pork’s positive messages are reaching far beyond meeting rooms and classrooms. Operation Main Street (OMS) presentations have generated more than 800 news stories with a reach of almost 29 million people. FULL STORY »

NPB to meet with Texas pork producers

The National Pork Board (NPB) will travel next week to Texas, where more than one of every three residents is of Hispanic descent, to explore opportunities to market more pork to the growing Hispanic population in the United States. FULL STORY »

PRRS research focuses on swine genome

Swine genomic markers, phenotypes, chromosomes and genotyping are playing an increasingly important role in the latest efforts against porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) virus. The science of genetics will play a vital role in the development of PRRS-resistant pigs and eventual elimination of the disease. FULL STORY »

HSUS claims Pork Checkoff funds misused

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) on Wednesday filed a complaint with USDA’s Office of the Inspector General claiming that funds from the National Pork Board’s (NPB) Pork Checkoff are used by the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) in support of U.S. pork producers. FULL STORY »

Illinois to offer PQA Plus, TQA advisor training programs

The Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) will be hosting two training sessions for the Pork Quality Assurance Plus (PQA Plus) program on Nov. 27 and the Transport Quality Assurance (TQA) program on Nov. 28. FULL STORY »

NPB increases promotional funds for 2013

As pork producers struggle with record-high feed prices caused by the worst U.S. drought since the 1950s, the National Pork Board (NPB) has approved domestic and international marketing budgets for Fiscal Year 2013, to help drive pork demand at a critical time. FULL STORY »

U.S. pork producers committed to continuous improvement

In an effort to highlight a history of continuous improvement and responsible practices, the National Pork Board (NPB) is releasing its 2012 Pork Industry Progress Report, 'Responsible Farming. Our Heritage. Our Future.' FULL STORY »

NCPC provides food for support Sandy victims

The board of directors of the North Carolina Pork Council (NCPC) has donated $10,000 to support a direct feeding effort being made for Hurricane Sandy victims. FULL STORY »

What you need to know about influenza Play video

Jennifer Koeman, National Pork Board’s director of producer and public health, offers tips to protect people and pigs as influenza season gets underway. She also explains virus strains and how they get their names. FULL STORY »

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