U.S. Pork Industry Seeks 2019 Pig Farmers of Tomorrow

Award Aims to Inspire and Connect With the Next Generation of Pig Farmers

The National Pork Board is searching for the next Pig Farmers of Tomorrow, with applications now open through Nov. 12 at www.pigfarmersoftomorrow.com.

Apply by Nov. 1 to Serve on the National Pork Checkoff Board of Directors

Applications are available at Pork.org

The Pork Checkoff's board of directors is accepting applications through Nov. 1 to fill five three-year terms. State pork producer associations, farm organizations or anyone who pays into the Pork Checkoff, which includes pig farmers and pork importers, may submit an application.

Holding Time for Feedstuffs May Reduce Swine Disease Risk

Producers urged to talk with their feed suppliers

The ongoing outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF) in China, Belgium and elsewhere, have crystallized the U.S. pork industry's focus and collaboration on finding new ways to help protect the domestic herd from costly foreign animal diseases (FADs). One new practice designed to reduce disease transmission risk involves knowing exactly how long certain feed ingredients have been securely stored before allowing their use on pig farms.

Pork Board Finds New Ways to Connect with Families

National Family Meals Month is a time for families to connect with each other, but how do food marketers connect with them?

National Family Meals Month is a time for families to connect with each other at mealtime. The busy lives of an increasingly digital society make it harder for food marketers to connect with families with relevant messages and content that meet them where they are. The National Pork Board, in an effort to engage those consumers with an interest in family meal planning, has found a recipe for success.

Pork Industry Focuses on Feed Ingredients to Combat African Swine Fever Threat

Producers urged to ask questions of feed suppliers

With the expansion of the current outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) in China, the National Pork Board is working with industry partners to help keep the United States free of ASF and all other foreign animal diseases (FADs). This includes focusing on the importation of feed ingredients, a key area of potential high risk of disease transport.

America’s Pig Farmer of the Year Final Four Announcement

2018 America’s Pig Farmer of the Year Finalists Announced

The National Pork Board recently announced the four finalists who are vying to be named the 2018 America’s Pig Farmer of the YearSM. The program honors a U.S. pig farmer each year who excels at raising pigs following the We CareSM ethical principles and who is committed to sharing their farming story with the American public.