National Pork Board

PQA Plus and TQA certification training for Minn. producers

Minnesota Pork Board offers training sessions for pork producers and livestock transporters to earn certifications for Pork Quality Assurance Plus (PQA Plus) and Transport Quality Assurance (TQA) at free sessions in July and August. FULL STORY »

NPPC, ag groups defend checkoff programs

Agricultural groups including the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), have sent a letter to leaders of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry defending the checkoff programs and urging leaders to oppose an amendment that would make checkoff programs voluntary. FULL STORY »

USFRA takes Food Dialogues to L.A.

The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) will head to California on June 20-21, with its Food Dialogues event entitled, “Lights, Camera, Food: Perceptions and Realities of Farming and Ranching in America.” FULL STORY »

NPB elects new officers

In a meeting Tuesday preceding the opening of the World Pork Expo, the National Pork Board (NPB) elected new officers for 2012/2013. Conley Nelson, Algona, Iowa pork producer, was named NPB president for the 2012-2013 term. FULL STORY »

Kroger turns up the heat on gestation housing

The United States’ No. 1 traditional grocery chain, Kroger Co., has announced its commitment to sourcing pork from suppliers that eliminate the use of gestation-sow stalls. FULL STORY »

Pork Quality Assurance webinar set for June 19

In June pork producers and their employees can gain certification in the Pork Quality Assurance Plus Program through webinar sessions across Nebraska. FULL STORY »

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 »

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