Investing in Trade

The National Pork Board has made a significant increase in its budget for international marketing. Pork Checkoff Vice President of International Marketing Craig Morris outlines that budget and the strategy for global trade.

Cochran Fellowship Program Tours U.S. Pork Production

The National Pork Board (NPB), Paris Foods in Cresco, Iowa, Farmer’s Mill in Protivin, Iowa and Hormel Foods in Austin, Minn. recently hosted a delegation of Cochran Fellows comprised of meat and poultry importers, processors and related agriculture industry association officials from China. The Cochran Fellowship Program provides short-term training opportunities to agricultural professionals from […]

Record Exports

U.S. pork exports recorded their highest-ever monthly value in November. According to Pork Checkoff vice president of international marketing Craig Morris, 2017 will be a record year for exports. That momentum is also expected to continue into 2018.

Not Too Late: Pork Checkoff Offers Influenza Defense Tips

Although this winter’s influenza season is now in full force in both the human and swine populations, it’s not too late to follow key biosecurity and health protocols to keep yourself, farm personnel and your herd healthy and influenza-free. “We strongly recommend that farm workers and those who may be around pigs get an annual […]

Pork Profit Maximizer, Jan. 22, 2018

Retail Edition 1. As of this writing, the US Senate had not agreed on new budget resolution. Most USDA market reports are funded through federal government appropriations and, as long as the shutdown continues, USDA will not issue any price reports. We hope the situation is resolved quickly and that we avoid a repeat of […]

Pork Profit Maximizer, Jan. 22, 2018

Foodservice Edition 1. As of this writing, the US Senate had not agreed on new budget resolution. Most USDA market reports are funded through federal government appropriations and, as long as the shutdown continues, USDA will not issue any price reports. We hope the situation is resolved quickly and that we avoid a repeat of […]

2018 Outlook

In this edition of Pork Pod, National Pork Board President Terry O’Neel previews the efforts of the Pork Checkoff for the year ahead. O’Neel, who farms at Friend, Nebraska, outlines a new communications strategy and more.