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 […]

The United Kingdom: A Potential Opportunity for U.S. Pork

The United Kingdom will likely face a variety of challenges and opportunities as the deadline for a “hard Brexit” or exit from the European Union (EU) nears. Representatives from the National Pork Board and U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) recently traveled to England to discuss the progress of a market research study with Gira, a […]

Philippines: An Emerging Market for U.S. Pork

Monthly Market Highlight The United States is the largest supplier of agricultural products to the Philippines and an increasingly important source of pork and pork products. The U.S. and the Philippines have a long trade history that spans over 100 years, however, today many U.S. products face harsh tariffs upon import. Association of Southeast Asian […]

Honduras: A Developing Market for U.S. Pork

Monthly Market Highlight The United States has been a primary trading partner of Honduras for years, but economic growth in the Central American nation has allowed for an increase in export opportunities. The growth of the food processing industry, as well as development in the hotel, restaurant, and retail sectors have created more demand for […]

Unpacking the Packing Process

I had the opportunity to head to Windom, Minnesota to take a tour of the pig processing plant located there. It was a great chance to take a look behind the scenes of Comfrey Farm Prime Pork and experience such an important process in the pork industry. A whole new world This was an entirely […]

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

In light of the global spread of African swine fever (ASF) that could have a devastating effect on the pork industry, the National Pork Board has developed a toolkit with materials related to biosecurity and foreign animal diseases for the show pig industry. The many layers of biosecurity can be overwhelming. While education and training […]

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 […]