America’s Pig Farmer of the Year

McAlisterville, Pennsylvania farmer Chris Hoffman is America’s Pig Farmer of the Year. This first-generation pig farmer will represent the pork industry over the next year, meeting with the media, consumers and retailers. In this edition of Pork Pod, Hoffman outlines the America’s Pig Farmer of the Year and his background in the industry.

Innovation Kitchen – Innovative Research

The National Pork Board has unveiled its new Innovation Kitchen. At the same time, innovative new research about a once-in-a-generation market opportunity has been unveiled. In our podcast, National Pork Board CEO Bill Even highlights the new innovation kitchen facilities at the Pork Checkoff headquarters. Even also outlines the new Insights Research into the Hispanic […]

Meeting the Needs of Hispanic Consumers

A new Pork Checkoff report identifies ways for food retailers and packers to better connect with the highly influential Hispanic market. National Pork Board director of multicultural marketing Jose de Jesus outlines the key motivators for U.S. Hispanic consumers. This Time to Tango: Latinos are Pork’s Future report is part of the Pork Checkoff’s Insight […]

Quarterly Hogs and Pigs Report Released

Record numbers can be found in the latest USDA Hogs and Pigs Report. As a service, the Pork Checkoff hosts a media call about the report. It facilitates the review of publicly available information about the pork industry. In this report, Steve Meyer of Kerns and Associates reviews the statistics found in this quarterly report. […]

USDA Reports Inventory of Market Hogs 3.5% Higher Than Last Year

Pork Profit Maximizer – Foodservice Edition September, 30, 2019 Coming into the report analysts were expecting the total inventory of market hogs as of September 1 to be 3% higher than a year ago. USDA reported the inventory of market hogs at 71.248 million head, 2.442 million head or 3.5% higher than a year ago. […]

Acorn Squash Recipes

Acorn Squash Recipes are Better with Pork Nothing screams fall quite like acorn squash recipes. Acorn squash is high in vitamins A, B6, and C, folate, magnesium, fiber, riboflavin, phosphorus, and potassium. That’s a serious nutritional power-packed veggie. What better way to pair your tasty veggies other than with protein-packed, lean ground pork? There are […]