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Pork Checkoff Lauds Enhanced USDA Surveillance for African Swine Fever

May 16, 2019

Today the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced to further its overall African swine fever (ASF) preparedness efforts with the implementation of a surveillance plan that now adds the ability to test for ASF along with classical swine fever.

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National Pork Board Uncovers What Diners Crave and Why

Today, the National Pork Board released its latest findings from the comprehensive Insight to Action research, this time examining trends in consumer behavior related to dining out. With a shifting dining out landscape and multicultural cuisine trends on the rise in the U.S., the Pork Board set out to understand the needs, considerations and motivations that impact out-of-home dining decisions.

Research on Viral Transmission in Feedstuffs Yields New Information

May 7, 2019

With research confirming that swine viruses can be transmitted through feed and feedstuffs, new studies are looking at how to prevent the spread of foreign animal diseases, such as African swine fever (ASF), via these vehicles. Based on new research, the Swine Health Information Center (SHIC), the National Pork Board, the National Pork Producers Council and the American Association of Swine Veterinarians have revised the information for feed holding times.

Apply for the Pork Checkoff Agricultural Marketing Fellowship

May 3, 2019

The National Pork Board is accepting applications through May 22 for the Agricultural Marketing Fellowship. Students who are accepted for full-time enrollment in a graduate/professional school program for the 2019-2020 academic year are encouraged to apply.

Study Shows U.S. Pig Farmers Making Major Sustainability Progress

April 18, 2019

America’s pig farmers continue to practice many of the principles of Earth Day, which is April 22, every day on their farms, and in many cases, have done so for generations. This fact is underscored by the results of a recent study from the University of Arkansas, which confirmed that today’s pork is more earth-friendly than ever thanks to great progress in multiple key sustainability metrics over more than five decades.

Pork Checkoff Announces the 2019 Pork Industry Scholarship Recipients

April 16, 2019

The Pork Checkoff has awarded 20 scholarships to college students around the United States as part of its strategy to develop the pork industry's future human capital.

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