National Pork Board Makes Changes to Senior Leadership Team
January 20, 2020
The National Pork Board has announced senior leadership changes to better implement a new Pork Checkoff vision, structure and operating plan supported by its board of directors – the first major restructuring in nearly 20 years.Read Full Release See All News Releases
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“As pig farmers, we are committed to producing safe food, protecting the environment and caring for our pigs by following the six We Care ethical principles,” said David Newman, president of the National Pork Board and a pig farmer representing Arkansas. “These new resources were developed to share relevant information and metrics and to lay a foundation for continuous improvement in the area of sustainability.”
Giving Tuesday Launches Fourth Annual Hams Across America InitiativeDecember 3, 2019
When it comes to giving back to their communities, pig farmers across the U.S. like to adopt the “go big or go home” attitude, and this Giving Tuesday is no different. Today, U.S. pig farmers, the National Pork Board, the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), Smithfield Foods, Inc., Prairie Fresh Pork, JBS USA Pork and state pork associations kicked off the fourth annual Hams Across America campaign.
Humphreys, Matsen to join National Pork Board Leadership TeamNovember 18, 2019
The National Pork Board has named two new executives to its leadership team. Bryan Humphreys has been named the vice president of producer, state and industry relations, and Jacque Matsen has been named vice president of strategic communications. Both will assume their new roles Dec. 16.
U.S. Pig Farmers Embrace Responsible Antibiotic Use Every Day
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National Pork Board Study Defines China’s Growing Need For ProteinNovember 6, 2019
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