Congress learns about 4-H and food security

The nation's youth will be solving food-security issues in the future - that's the message Congress heard this week, as the benefits of 4-H and Extension were highlighted. FULL STORY »

Americans want more food safety oversight

According to a Harris Poll, the vast majority of people are at least somewhat concerned about food health and/or safety recalls. FULL STORY »

Consumers report reductions in red-meat purchases

U.S. consumers say they ate less red meat during 2013 compared with the previous year, according to a survey from market-research company Mintel. Price appears to be a major factor, although health concerns also play a role. FULL STORY »

Pork Board issues statement on Tyson Foods' announcement

In response to Tyson Foods' announcement on new production practices to be implemented, the National Pork Board reiterates the importance of choice and recognized best-management practices. FULL STORY »

What was your New Year’s resolution?

Those who make resolutions are most likely to list "lose weight" as their top goal. Read about some other interesting resolutions for 2014, and tell us yours. FULL STORY »

Cargill helps kick off New Year's resolutions

Cargill's Tender Choice line of pork products is being used in a promotion to help consumers stay true to their New Year's resolutions. FULL STORY »

Smithfield extends recommendation on group housing

Smithfield Foods is now asking its "contract sow growers" to voluntarily convert to group housing by 2022. It has a "sliding scale of incentives" to accelerate the timetable. FULL STORY »

Here are top trends likely to impact producers

Economists tell the Pork Board's strategic planning task force that while consumption is up, the environment, food safety and animal welfare are likely to remain top issues in the future. FULL STORY »

New compliance guidelines published for pig-harvesting facilities

Although not mandatory, the Food Safety and Inspection Service wants hog slaughter facilities to follow stated best practices to prevent, eliminate or reduce Salmonella levels. FULL STORY »

Houston, we have pork nutrition

Pork and the “Slim 7” generated a lot of buzz among the nearly 10,000 health professionals who attended the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 2013 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo in Houston recently. FULL STORY »

HSUS keeps contributors in the dark

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) takes advantage of the fact that the vast majority of its contributors think their money is going to care for dogs and cats. Recent research tells a much different story. FULL STORY »

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