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2018 Pig Farmers of Tomorrow Named

March 1, 2018

The National Pork Board announced today that Adam Krause from South Dakota and Emma Lasco and Christine Snowden, both from Iowa, have been named the 2018 Pig Farmers of Tomorrow.

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Pork Industry Honors Tom Baas with the Distinguished Service Award

The National Pork Board today honored Tom Baas as the recipient of its Distinguished Service Award during the National Pork Industry Forum in Kansas City. Baas is a former animal science professor at Iowa State University.

The Science of Gene Editing Takes Center Stage at Pork Industry Forum

February 28, 2018

Science, technology and global health author and journalist Michael Specter opened the annual pork industry forum today, offering his insights on gene editing to the more than 350 pig farmers and pork industry professionals on-site in Kansas City.

U.S. Pork Exports Set New Volume Records in 2017

February 7, 2018

In 2017, U.S. pork exports recorded the largest year ever in volume, with sales to more than 100 countries around the world. U.S. pork and pork variety meat exports totaled 5.399 billion pounds valued at $6.486 billion, up 6 percent and 9 percent respectively from 2016.

Iowa Pig Farmer Appointed America’s Pig Farmer of the Year

February 1, 2018

The National Pork Board has named Leon Sheets, a pig farmer from Ionia, Iowa, as America’s Pig Farmer of the Year® for the remainder of 2017-18 program year.

Register for Industry-Leading Pork Management Conference

January 31, 2018

The National Pork Board will host its annual Pork Management Conference, April 17-20, in Hilton Head, South Carolina.

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