Market Outlook – 2016

Steve Meyer, Paragon Economics, 2016 Pork Academy This session will provide an overview of market outlook for all commodities associated with the pork industry. Presentation Market Outlook – 2016 from National Pork Board

U.S. Exports and International Trade

Becca Nepple, National Pork Board and Dermot Hayes, Iowa State University Nepple and Hayes provide highlights and details on the state of global trade. Two of the questions they address is “Why is the US Pork Market so Sensitive to Exports?” and “How long will the China opportunity last?” Hayes closes with two key points: […]

“What Would the Grill Say?” – Checkoff Consumer Campaign

Ceci Snyder, National Pork Board, 2016 Pork Academy Snyder shares the planning and activity around Pork Checkoff funded consumer marketing. Snyder shares examples of the summer and fall media campaigns, metrics, and what the goals are for the rest of the year. Video

Volume 48: Now on Menus

For premium, profitable menu items that deliver all day long, creative chefs choose pork. From a grilled breakfast chop with grits and gravy, to entrées like slow-braised pork osso bucco, to maple bacon sundaes for dessert, pork’s versatility makes it a back-of-house favorite – and the flavor keeps patrons coming back. Take a look at […]

Chefs Cycling for Childhood Hunger

This summer, chefs and restaurateurs from across the country will fight childhood hunger outside the kitchen during the second annual Chefs Cycle for No Kid Hungry – a 300-mile bike ride.   The California race kicks off on June 27th in Carmel and finishes on June 29th in Santa Barbara. Click here to learn more […]

Breakfast is Breaking Out!

Breakfast has become an all-day phenomenon. While this may appear to be a recent trend, a look at our nation’s history reveals a good old American diner experience at the root of our fascination with the morning meal. Around 1872, Walter Scott began selling food from a horse-pulled wagon to the night shift employees at […]

Are We There Yet?

Before hand-held games and in-car movies, parents tried to ward off the “Are we there yet?” question on road trips by keeping kids busy playing 20 Questions, I Spy or the License Plate Game, with the winner spotting plates from the most states. I couldn’t help but think of the latter game while attending World Pork Expo June 8 to 10 in Des Moines, Iowa. Just a quick pass through the parking lot showed cars from Minnesota to Texas and from California to New York.