National Pork Board

McDonald’s allows 10 years to end gestation stall use

Getting in under the wire of its May deadline, McDonald’s USA announced on Thursday the company will give its pork suppliers 10 years to phase out gestation-sow stalls. McDonald’s says its plan was developed with input from suppliers, pork producers and animal welfare experts. FULL STORY »

International PRRS Symposium set for Nov. 29-30

The International PRRS Symposium is an annual public meeting hosted by the PRRS Coordinated Agricultural Project (CAP) and National Pork Board (NPB). The symposium will bring together an international group of researchers, students, swine health specialists, companies and producers. FULL STORY »

Vilsack names 5 new NPB members

Agricultural Secretary Tom Vilsack has released the names of the five new National Pork Board (NPB) appointees. The new members will each serve a 3-year term on the 15-member board. FULL STORY »

Business seminars scheduled for WPX

The 2012 World Pork Expo (WPX) is less than a month away, and even though the days are jam packed, here is a set of business seminars worth noting. FULL STORY »

Visit NPB at WPX for food, fun and information

There’s always plenty of hospitality at the National Pork Board’s (NPB) hospitality tent at World Pork Expo (WPX), but this year there’s so much more. FULL STORY »

NPB reacts to Burger King gestation-stall plans

The National Pork Board has released its reaction to Burger King's announcement that it will require its pork suppliers to provide pork only from systems that do not use gestation-sow stalls. FULL STORY »

Savannah to host 2012 Pork Management Conference

Southern hospitality will be on full display at the upcoming 2012 Pork Management Conference, set for June 19-22 in Savannah, Ga. The conference will provide participants with a pork industry perspective on topics such as gestation-sow housing, risk management, consumer behavior, activist’s agendas, world markets and much more. FULL STORY »

Pork Tenderloin featured at Woman’s Day heart event

Heart-healthy pork tenderloin recently took center stage during the star-studded Woman’s Day Red Dress Awards, which honors those who’ve made significant contributions in the fight against heart disease. FULL STORY »

U.S. pork spotlighted in Russia

American pork took center stage across western Russia this month with high-profile participation in an international culinary competition and master classes for Russian chefs, as well as at ExpoHoreca, a leading hospitality industry trade show. FULL STORY »

Producers give high marks to pork checkoff

Each year, the National Pork Board (NPB) conducts a survey to assess producer support of the National Pork Checkoff programs and spending. The random-sample telephone survey helps NPB officers and staff understand what pork producers think about pork industry issues that the pork checkoff addresses. FULL STORY »

Ag Day dialogue to address future of food and farming

On March 7, ahead of Ag Day, the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) will present a live-streaming, on-line discussion about the future of food and farming. FULL STORY »

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