Winter 2018 Pork Checkoff Report

Christmas came early for Ohio State students this year with the December arrival of a bacon vending machine on campus. Students could fuel up on ready-to-eat bacon strips or bacon bits for study breaks during finals thanks to the Ohio Pork Council’s partnership with the Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. […]

Reinventing the Pork Checkoff as a Problem Solver

My son, Anthony, who serves in the South Dakota Air National Guard, is at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, Texas, this fall. He is taking advanced training courses to become a F-16 crew chief when he returns to our farm near Sioux Falls, South Dakota, next spring. My family and I drove to […]

Innovation Acceleration

In this edition of Pork Pod, National Pork Board CEO Bill Even outlines a new partnership to accelerate innovation. Technology is widely adopted in crop production, but there are opportunities available for the livestock industry. Even says the Pork Checkoff is trying to “jump-start” this focus on innovation. Animal health is the logical place to start, but this partnership will expand to other issues facing pig farmers.

U.S. Pork Exports: October Trade Update

The U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) set to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), was signed by President Donald Trump, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau while attending the recent G20 Summit in Buenos Aries, Argentina. Though signed, the agreement now awaits approval and ratification by each country. […]

2018 Animal Science Annual Report

The Animal Science Committee continues to be committed to the wise investment of Checkoff funds in research that is critical to maintaining our position as the most efficient producer of low-cost, high-quality pork in the world. In this regard, the committee is dedicated to finding answers to issues that affect productivity and profitability; primarily driven […]