National Pork Board

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 »

NPB honors 2011 Pork Industry Environmental Stewards

The National Pork Board (NPB) today honored four farm families as recipients of the 2011 National Pork Industry Environmental Stewards Award at the annual National Pork Industry Forum being held here. The award, now in its 18th year, recognizes producers who demonstrate a firm commitment to safeguarding the environment and their local communities. FULL STORY »

NPB commits $2 million to ‘pig adventure center’

The National Pork Board has decided to contribute $2 million to help fund the Fair Oaks Pig Adventure Center. The decision was made in NPB’s board meeting, held in conjunction with the National Pork Industry Forum in Denver. FULL STORY »

PORK 101 session set for May 22-24

The PORK 101 educational session for 2012 will take place on May 22-24 at Texas A&M University. The three-day course is presented by the American Meat Science Association (AMSA) and the National Pork Board (NPB). FULL STORY »

Researchers identify PRRS genetic marker

A consortium of scientists from around the country has discovered a genetic marker in pigs that identifies whether or not the animal has a reduced susceptibility to porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS). FULL STORY »

Pork Forum to assess strategic plan

The National Pork Board will meet in Denver, Colo., with the chairs of its nine producer-led committees on Feb. 29 and March 1 to assess progress in meeting the goals laid out in the group’s five-year strategic plan. FULL STORY »

NPB identifies 2012 research projects for funding

Each year, the National Pork Board's six producer-led science and technology committees meet to identify and prioritize research needs and funding allocations. This year, the participants reviewed more than 100 proposals, and selected those that would were deemed to offer the greatest benefit to the overall industry FULL STORY »

Pork groups respond to McDonald’s gestation-stall policy

McDonald's Corp. has announced that it will develop a plan to transition its pork supply away from farmers who use conventional gestation-sow stalls. Both the National Pork Board (NPB) and the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) offered a response. FULL STORY »

HSUS targets Seaboard, Prestage and Wal-Mart

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has released an undercover video taken at two swine systems near Goodwell, Okla.-- Seaboard Foods’ and Prestage Farms’ breeding and gestation facilities. HSUS also filed complaints with the U.S. Securities and Exchange and Federal Trade Commission involving statements on Seaboard’s website. FULL STORY »

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