New Every Day – Leslie McCuiston named America’s Pig Farmer of the Year

Sometimes a winding path with a few detours along the way is the right route to the ultimate destination. Just ask Leslie McCuiston, a senior production manager with The Maschhoffs who was recently named America’s Pig Farmer of the YearSM. McCuiston found her fit in pig farming, where her career has flourished. Today, she’s responsible […]

Nebraska’s McCuiston… 2017 America’s Pig Farmer of the Year

As the Pork Checkoff’s newly named 2017 America’s Pig Farmer of the YearSM, Leslie McCuiston spent two full days in Chicago during early October being interviewed by television, radio and digital media. With the millions of people that she reached through media outlets in just 48 hours, you’d never guess that the Columbus, Nebraska, pork […]

New Plant Capacity, Rising Exports Are Welcome News with Growing Supplies

by Steve Meyer It is no surprise that the U.S. pork industry is growing. Production increased 7.3 percent in 2015 and 1.8 percent in 2016, with expected bumps of 4 percent this year and 2.3 percent in 2018. This equates to annual growth of over 4 percent for the four-year period. Total 2018 U.S. pork […]

Pork Board Explores Trade Opportunities in Mexico

by Kevin Waetke With Mexico’s growing hunger for U.S. pork, it has become one of the most important export markets. Earlier this year, members of the National Pork Board traveled to Mexico City to further build trade relations by emphasizing the safety and reliability of the U.S. pork supply. “Our trade visit was eye-opening,” said […]

Putting More U.S. Pork on the World’s Table

by Darcy Maulsby Next time you’re working in your hog barn, take a quick glance at every fourth pig. Why? More than one fourth (27.2 percent, to be exact) of U.S. pork and pork variety meat production was exported from January to March 2017, which put more money in your pocket. “U.S. pork exports provided […]

Pork Checkoff Report Magazine – Summer 2017

From educating youth about proper animal care to tackling “what-if” scenarios of a foreign animal disease outbreak, Pork Checkoff-funded programs and initiatives were on full display at World Pork Expo, which was held June 7-9 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa. The show rings were busier than ever, including 1,349 junior exhibitors […]

Celebrating America’s Pig Farmers

by Jan Jorgensen From educating youth about proper animal care to tackling “what-if” scenarios of a foreign animal disease outbreak, Pork Checkoff-funded programs and initiatives were on full display at World Pork Expo, which was held June 7-9 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa. The show rings were busier than ever, including […]

Learning to Lead

by Darcy Maulsby If you ever attended summer camp as a kid, you know you can leave camp, but camp never leaves you. That’s even truer at a pork leadership camp, where young people learn to lead, find inspiration to pursue ag careers and become lifelong ag ambassadors. Just ask Cassidy Smith, director of communications […]