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.

Pork Checkoff Debuts Swine University at SOBEWFF®

Educating consumers on the sustainability of today’s pig farming and pork’s nutritional value is central focus of festival

The National Pork Board will introduce Swine University at this week’s 2019 Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival (SOBEWFF®) in Miami. The initiative, which includes a virtual tour of a pig farm and an introduction to the next generation of farmers, engages consumers and shares the sustainability story of today’s pig farming.

Registration Now Open for the Pork Management Conference

Checkoff event provides platform for experts to discuss future of the U.S. pork industry

The National Pork Board will host its annual Pork Management Conference, April 16-19, in Nashville, Tennessee. At the annual conference, a diverse set of experts from across the country will address business trends and challenges facing the U.S. pork industry. Through presentations, breakout sessions and networking, attendees will gain important insight on the pork industry and its challenges along with learning more about financial management practices to improve the performance and efficiency of pig farming.