PQA Plus helps farmers produce safe, quality pork products

Good production practices are the basis for quality assurance programs in the pork industry. 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 »

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 »

NPB meets to consider additional promotion, 2013 budget

The National Pork Board (NPB) will consider adding some additional marketing funds to its 2013 budget before giving it final approval next week. The board meets Nov. 15-17, in Des Moines. FULL STORY »

Minn. PQA Plus and TQA Certification scheduled for Oct. 24

Pork producers and livestock transporters can earn their certifications for Pork Quality Assurance Plus (PQA Plus) and Transport Quality Assurance (TQA) at free trainings on Oct. 24 in Mankato, Minn. FULL STORY »

Looking back and to the future during Pork Month

October is Pork Month and a time to highlight the traditions of past decades in hog production and the advancements that have been made in production practices. Heather Hill, pork producer and president of the Indiana Pork Board, shares her perspective. FULL STORY »

PQA Plus: Ensuring good pork production practices

To ensure that Pork Quality Assurance (PQA) Plus truly reflects what consumers want and what producers are doing, the program is revised every three years. The latest version of the program aims to be more user friendly than ever and will be rolled out at World Pork Expo in 2013. FULL STORY »

What issues are on the horizon for livestock producers?

As we move into an era where consumers are increasingly concerned about how their food is raised, producers have no choice but to learn more about how the ongoing discussion may affect their work in the future. FULL STORY »

PQA Plus advisor training set for Nov. 19

The recertification session is limited to the first 30 participants who preregister and pay the recertification fee of $50 per person. FULL STORY »

PQA Plus advisor training offered Aug. 23

The Iowa Pork Industry Center (IPIC) at Iowa State University (ISU) will hold training Aug. 23 for those wishing to become certified Pork Quality Assurance Plus advisors. FULL STORY »

Iowa pork producers embrace food safety, animal well-being

Iowa pork producers have reached a new milestone as 15,000 Iowa pork producers, employees and others involved in the pork industry have received certification in the Pork Quality Assurance Plus (PQA) program. FULL STORY »

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