Threat of ASF Heightens Biosecurity

With Foreign Animal Diseases, like African Swine Fever, biosecurity is extremely important. National Pork Board Director of Swine Health Information and Research Dr. Lisa Becton outlines common-sense recommendations in this edition of Pork Pod.

America’s Pig Farmer of the Year

McAlisterville, Pennsylvania farmer Chris Hoffman is America’s Pig Farmer of the Year. This first-generation pig farmer will represent the pork industry over the next year, meeting with the media, consumers and retailers. In this edition of Pork Pod, Hoffman outlines the America’s Pig Farmer of the Year and his background in the industry.

Innovation Kitchen – Innovative Research

The National Pork Board has unveiled its new Innovation Kitchen. At the same time, innovative new research about a once-in-a-generation market opportunity has been unveiled. In our podcast, National Pork Board CEO Bill Even highlights the new innovation kitchen facilities at the Pork Checkoff headquarters. Even also outlines the new Insights Research into the Hispanic […]

Meeting the Needs of Hispanic Consumers

A new Pork Checkoff report identifies ways for food retailers and packers to better connect with the highly influential Hispanic market. National Pork Board director of multicultural marketing Jose de Jesus outlines the key motivators for U.S. Hispanic consumers. This Time to Tango: Latinos are Pork’s Future report is part of the Pork Checkoff’s Insight […]

Quarterly Hogs and Pigs Report Released

Record numbers can be found in the latest USDA Hogs and Pigs Report. As a service, the Pork Checkoff hosts a media call about the report. It facilitates the review of publicly available information about the pork industry. In this report, Steve Meyer of Kerns and Associates reviews the statistics found in this quarterly report. […]

A Focus on Continuous Improvement

With the celebration of Climate Week, Brett Kaysen from the Pork Checkoff highlights the role of pig farmers with the issues of sustainability and the environment. Kaysen, who is the Pork Checkoff’s assistant vice president of sustainability, says Climate Week is an opportunity to tell the story of pig farming.

African Swine Fever Identified in South Korea

African Swine Fever continues to spread in Southeast Asia. In this edition of Pork Pod, Pork Checkoff director of swine health programs Dr. Patrick Webb highlights the latest developments and the implications for the U.S. swineherd.

National Farm Safety and Health Week

Did you know there are more farm injuries related to animal agriculture than crop production? During this National Farm Safety and Health Week, National Pork Board Director of Producer Learning and Development Karen Hoare highlights the resources available to pig farmers and their employees.

African Swine Fever Milestone

It has been over one year since African Swine Fever has been confirmed in China. Dr. Paul Sundberg of the Swine Health Information Center outlines what has been learned over the past year and what the U.S. swine industry continues to work on to keep ASF out of the country.

Pork Checkoff Digital Strategy Gets Results

The Pork Checkoff has a relationship with Google and YouTube. This digital strategy is getting results. Find out more from the National Pork Board director of digital strategy Jenna DePerro in this edition of Pork Pod.