U.S. Pig Farmers Receive Outstanding 25:1 Return on Pork Checkoff Investments

Annual producer survey also shows 91 percent support for Pork Checkoff

U.S. pork producers receive a positive return on their Checkoff investment, according to a 2017 study conducted and released by Harry Kaiser, the Gellert Family Professor in the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University.

Applications Now Open for 2018 Pork Industry Scholarships

The National Pork Board announces the opening of the application period of the 2018 Pork Industry Scholarships.

The National Pork Board announces the opening of the application period of the 2018 Pork Industry Scholarships. This program is open to college juniors and seniors who have plans to pursue a career in swine production management or a related field. In addition, students who will be seeking to attend veterinary or graduate school with an emphasis on swine are encouraged to apply.

FDA Report on Antibiotics Validates Work by U.S. Pig Farmers

On-Farm Practices Lead to Antibiotic Use Decline

America’s 60,000 pig farmers continue to do what’s right on the farm for people, pigs and the planet when it comes to demonstrating their commitment to antibiotic stewardship. That’s why last week’s findings in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s 2016 Summary Report on Antimicrobials Sold or Distributed for Use in Food-Producing Animals came as no surprise, but as a validation of the hard work U.S. pig farmers have put in to reduce the overall need for antibiotics while still protecting the health and welfare of the pigs under their care.

Pork Demand Remains Steady As Signs Point to Strong Fourth Quarter

Pig farmers and food production companies alike are wrapping up a successful 2017 that continues to show steady consumer demand for pork

Pig farmers and food production companies alike are wrapping up a successful 2017 that continues to show steady consumer demand for pork. The summer grilling season ended strongly, and signs point to a solid year-end opportunity for ham.

Pig Farmers Pay It Forward Ham by Ham

Second annual #HamsAcrossAmerica campaign kicks off in Iowa

The National Pork Board, the Iowa Pork Producers Association, Smithfield Foods, Inc. and PrairieFresh® Premium Pork joined forces to support the second annual #HamsAcrossAmerica campaign in Central Iowa. The organizations hosted a kickoff event, on Giving Tuesday, to serve clients of the Central Iowa Shelter and Services and provided a nearly 70,000-pound pork donation to the Food Bank of Iowa, courtesy of Smithfield Foods, Seaboard Foods, Triumph Foods and U.S. pig farmers.