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

Analysis of 55 years of pig farming reveals gains in all key metrics

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.

National Pork Board and RIPE.IO Partner to Enhance Responsible Pig Farming Practices Through Blockchain

The National Pork Board and Ripe Technology, Inc. have entered an agreement to pilot blockchain technology use in the U.S. pork industry. Through this partnership, ripe.io will enable an ecosystem that will allow pork producers to monitor, evaluate and continuously improve their sustainability practices based on the We CareSM framework – six defined ethical principles guiding the U.S. pork industry.

U.S. Pork Exports Remain Steady in 2018 Despite Challenges

Excellent growth in sales to South Korea and Colombia

Despite numerous challenges for most of 2018, sales of U.S. pork abroad remained relatively steady compared with 2017. For the year, U.S. pork and pork variety meat exports totaled 5.37 billion pounds, unchanged from 2017, and were valued at $6.392 billion, which was down 1 percent from 2017.

Pork Board Names 2019 Pig Farmers of Tomorrow

Recipients recognized as leaders of the next generation of American pig farmers

The National Pork Board announced today that Bailee Arnold from North Carolina, Ben Luebbering from Missouri and Ben Wikner from Iowa have been named the 2019 Pig Farmers of Tomorrow. They were recognized today at the 2019 National Pork Industry Forum in Orlando.

Pig Farmers Pack 900 Meals for Orlando-Area Children

National Pork Industry Forum Kicks-off Showcasing We Care

Today, the National Pork Board kicked off activities for this week's Pork Industry Forum in Orlando. The 15-member board packed 900 meals to help feed hungry children in the area in partnership with the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida.