Chile: A Promising Market for U.S. Pork

Monthly Market Highlight In the past decade, Chile has become a growing destination for not only pork but many U.S. goods. The United States-Chile Free Trade Agreement has helped open and develop markets between the two countries since its adoption in 2004. After the elimination of all tariffs in 2015, exports to Chile have grown […]

#RealPigFarming Student Social Forces Application

The National Pork Board is looking for the next #RealPigFarming Student Social Forces team. Students will be expected to advocate for #RealPigFarming — a platform uniting pig farmers, academics, youth, veterinarians and allied industry members to discuss how modern pork production really works. Selected students who meet defined milestones will be eligible for a $500 scholarship. […]

Biosecurity for Youth Exhibitors

Biosecurity Before, During and After A Show Key African swine fever facts Pork is safe to eat. African swine fever is not in the United States. U.S. pigs are not affected by the African swine fever (ASF) outbreaks in other countries, to date. African swine fever is a viral disease impacting only pigs, not people […]

Defining Our 2020 International Marketing Priorities

The National Pork Board recognizes the important role that international marketing of U.S. pork plays in producer profitability and the ability of the pork industry to grow in the future. Pork exports accounted for 25.7 percent of total 2018 U.S. pork and pork variety meat production. Export value per head averaged $51.37, down 3.9 percent […]

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 […]

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 […]

7 Things I Learned at the Pork Checkoff’s Swine University

by Pat Bane, 2018 America’s Pig Farmer of the Year I recently returned from a weekend in Miami. I know, cry me a river. It was sub-zero in my home state of Illinois while Miami’s Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival was experiencing record-breaking heat. I was there representing America’s […]

U.S. Pork Exports: November Trade Update

The world’s two largest economies, the U.S. and China, have been meeting in an effort to negotiate a trade truce. With a looming deadline of March 1, both countries are focused on trying to reach an agreement. If an agreement cannot be reached by then, President Trump could officially raise tariffs on more than $200 […]

Canada: A Top Market for U.S. Pork

Monthly Market Highlight Canada has historically been one of the top destinations for U.S. pork. In 2017, U.S. pork export value reached $792.4 million (down 1 percent) and was the fourth largest volume market at over 459 million pounds (up 1 percent) compared to 2016. As of 2017, the U.S. held nearly 85 percent market […]