Four Cornerstones for Agriculture in Uncertain Times

The world is no longer what it was a few short weeks ago. It is unnerving to see empty grocery store shelves, shuttered schools, steep drops in the commodity and stock markets, people hoarding hand sanitizer and more – all due to coronavirus. There are no guidebooks to tell us how to manage times like […]

To Protect and Produce: U.S. Pork’s Imperatives in 2020

Global pig losses caused by African swine fever (ASF) now number in the millions. The disease, which is capturing the world’s attention, is causing a very troubling and growing global meat protein shortage.   History teaches us that hungry people are desperate people. My father Neal grew up during the Great Depression and World War […]

Butchers Play a Key Role in Drawing More Hispanic Shoppers Into the Store

Butchers Play a Key Role in Drawing More Hispanic Shoppers Into the Store The world of retail grocery is one of increased competition – especially from online shopping options. Online food and beverage sales are expected to jump 23% this year as sites like Amazon grab a growing share of the household brands and staples sold in […]

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 […]