Oct. pork export value is highest of 2013
Pork exports remain strong, even though they're slightly down from last year's records.Congress needs to recognize the benefits of market access and development in maintaining this advantage. FULL STORY »
Blog: Is Secretary Vilsack playing Russian roulette with pork profits?
If mandatory country-of-origin labeling is ruled out of compliance again by WTO, almost assuredly, the United States will see retaliation from our partners. FULL STORY »
Beef, pork rank high in Nielsen report on fresh food spending
While most of us typically think of turkey, pies, sweet potatoes and stuffing as Thanksgiving approaches, according to a Nielsen report, beef and pork fare well during holiday season spending on fresh food items. FULL STORY »
New pork task force to develop 2020 Plan
Kicking off in 2014, the National Pork Board's new task force will meet. The group's planning efforts will examine customer needs for sustainable nutrition. FULL STORY »
Retail pork consumers paid record prices in July, August
The most recent retail price data available shows that pork prices set all-time highs in July and then again in August. In July, the pork retail price was $3.63 per pound —compared with $3.43 in July 2012— and $3.76 per pound in August, compared with 3.53 in August 2012. FULL STORY »
Is consumer optimism behind higher food prices?
The America Farm Bureau Federation’s latest Marketbasket Survey shows that shoppers are paying more for food in grocery stores compared to the first half of 2013. FULL STORY »
Want to know more about your food?
The Center for Food Integrity is hosting two webinars on Thursday, September 12, to help consumers learn facts about their food from experts in the field. FULL STORY »
FDA sets priorities for 2013-14
Reducing foodborne illness rates is at the top of the priority list for FDA's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. It's committed to basing strategies on best science, prevention and public health risk. FULL STORY »