America’s Pig Farmer of the Year 2018

Patrick Bane, a pig farmer from Arrowsmith, Illinois, has been named the 2018 America’s Pig Farmer of the Year. Bane will be telling the story of pig farming to numerous audiences in the year ahead. Find out more in this edition of Pork Pod

It’s A Small World, After All

by Glenn Stolt, President and CEO, Christensen Farms I recently participated in the National Pork Board’s International Marketing Committee ten-day immersion mission to Asia. While in Hong Kong we met with forty of their largest importers—the people that decide whether our U.S. pork and pork products are the ones that will be sold in retail […]

Celebrate National Pork Month

National Pork Month makes October the best-tasting month of the year. October is National Pork Month—or, as we’ve lovingly dubbed it, Porktober. There is no shortage of reasons to celebrate and eat it up all month long; pork easy to cook, has many healthy options and is full of flavor when cooked to an internal […]

South Korea: A Bright Spot for U.S. Pork Exports

by Clay Eastwood, manager of International Marketing Monthly Market Highlight South Korea is a booming and rapidly expanding market for U.S. pork exports. In 2017, U.S. pork and pork variety meat exports to Korea increased 28 percent by volume and were valued at $457 million – up 30 percent year-over-year and the second highest year […]

Data Driven Research Offers Insight into Consumers

National Pork Board Vice President of Domestic Marketing Jarrod Sutton recently offered information on consumer shopping habits to the National Pork Board. Buying habits are changing and pork has a position of power in the meat case. Find out more in this edition of Pork Pod.

Pork Checkoff’s Pork 2040 Plan

The Pork Checkoff takes a long-term view of international marketing. National Pork Board vice president of international marketing Craig Morris outlines the Pork Checkoff’s Pork 2040 Plan. This strategy includes a three-stage process beginning with a review of current markets. Morris has more details in this edition of Pork Pod.

By the numbers…

FOUR The Pork Checkoff recently hosted four webinars on sow health and performance. Missed it? Go to to learn about why sows leave the herd, how body composition affects sow productivity, gilt development and more. 200 Chefs The U.S. Meat Export Federation recently held its 25th annual Taste of the Caribbean. More than 200 […]