Continuing the Conversation

There’s a lot of talk these days about sharing ag’s story, but that’s a job best left to the professionals, right? Not so, says the 2016 America’s Pig Farmer of the YearSM.

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 […]