2018 Pig Farmers of Tomorrow Named

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

The National Pork Board announced today that Adam Krause from South Dakota and Emma Lasco and Christine Snowden, both from Iowa, have been named the 2018 Pig Farmers of Tomorrow.

Pork Industry Honors Tom Baas with the Distinguished Service Award

Dick Isler receives Paulson-Whitmore State Executive Award

The National Pork Board today honored Tom Baas as the recipient of its Distinguished Service Award during the National Pork Industry Forum in Kansas City. Baas is a former animal science professor at Iowa State University.

The Science of Gene Editing Takes Center Stage at Pork Industry Forum

Annual meeting’s opening session features noted author Michael Specter, panel of experts

Science, technology and global health author and journalist Michael Specter opened the annual pork industry forum today, offering his insights on gene editing to the more than 350 pig farmers and pork industry professionals on-site in Kansas City.

U.S. Pork Exports Set New Volume Records in 2017

Pork variety meats surpass $1 billion in exports

In 2017, U.S. pork exports recorded the largest year ever in volume, with sales to more than 100 countries around the world. U.S. pork and pork variety meat exports totaled 5.399 billion pounds valued at $6.486 billion, up 6 percent and 9 percent respectively from 2016.

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.