Australia: A Growing Market for U.S. Pork

Monthly Market Highlight The Australian market continues to grow and has recently become one of the leading destinations for U.S. pork. However, U.S. pork access to the Oceania region (Australia and New Zealand) is limited to processed products and raw materials destined for further processing. Despite access limitations, in 2018, U.S. pork and pork variety […]

Pig Farmers of Tomorrow

The National Pork Board has named Bailee Arnold from North Carolina, Ben Luebbering from Missouri and Ben Wikner from Iowa as the 2019 Pig Farmers of Tomorrow. They were recognized at the 2019 National Pork Industry Forum in Orlando. The award recognizes farm leaders, ages 18-29, who intend to make pig farming their life’s work […]

Market Outlook with Steve Meyer

Steve Meyer, who is with Kerns and Associates, spoke at the recent National Pork Industry Forum. Meyer outlines the price outlook for the swine industry. The low feed costs are one of the positive parts of the story, but Meyer does anticipate some financial stress within the industry. More details are available in this edition […]

There’s a tasty alternative to “Pizza Night” waiting to be discovered

Offering Tasty and Quick Takeout Options (and Alternatives) at Retail For busy parents, getting dinner on the table is a constant struggle. Between homework, housework and all of the kids’ extra curriculars, it feels like there’s hardly ever enough time to prepare dinnertime meals. Because of this, takeout often becomes a go-to solution. According to […]

How Pork Board research is boosting the marketing efforts of one pork supplier

How Pork Board insights helped shape marketing strategy at Clemens We made a deliberate decision in naming this weekly newsletter. It directly reflects the change in how the Pork Board leads the conversation about pork within our industry. Since the Jan. 10 launch of the Dinner at Home in America report, we’ve been delivering weekly doses of the […]

National Pork Board Works on Industry Priorities

National Pork Board CEO Bill Even reviews the recent meeting of the Pork Checkoff board. From domestic marketing to African Swine Fever, Even outlines the issues addressed by the 15-member National Pork Board.

National Pork Board and RIPE.IO Partner to Enhance  Responsible Pig Farming Practices Through Blockchain

Des Moines, Iowa – March 18, 2019 – The National Pork Board and Ripe Technology, Inc. have entered an agreement to pilot blockchain technology use in the U.S. pork industry. Through this partnership, ripe.io will enable an ecosystem that will allow pork producers to monitor, evaluate and continuously improve their sustainability practices based on the We […]