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.

New National Swine Disease Council Will Help Combat Foreign Animal Disease

Industry collaboration will focus on protecting animal, public health

Today, the U.S. pork industry has aligned its efforts to reduce the risks from foreign animal disease (FAD) by creating the National Swine Disease Council (NSDC). The council is comprised of key industry leaders from six distinct areas of swine science expertise. NSDC leadership includes representatives from the National Pork Board, the National Pork Producers Council, the North American Meat Institute, the Swine Health Information Center, the American Association of Swine Veterinarians, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, as well as state animal health officials.

Nominations Open for 2019 America’s Pig Farmer of the Year Award

Nominate a deserving pig farmer by March 10

The National Pork Board is accepting nominations for its 2019 America's Pig Farmer of the YearSM award through Sunday, March 10, at americaspigfarmer.com. The award recognizes a U.S. pork producer who demonstrates excellence in raising pigs using the We CareSM ethical principles and by sharing his or her story with the public.

New Pork Board Research Reveals How Americans Are Eating Tonight

National Pork Board Shares Key Opportunities for Industry Innovation and Growth

The National Pork Board released its first report from its Insight to Action research program. Dinner at Home in America examines the contextual occasions in which Americans are eating dinner in the home. The research identifies areas of growth opportunity for pork, serving up a bold new challenge to the pork industry: innovate or risk losing relevance with today's – and more importantly tomorrow's – consumer.

New Study Shows U.S. Pork’s Long-term Sustainability Progress

55-year look-back reveals gains in all key metrics

A new study from the University of Arkansas has confirmed what many have known for some time - America's pig farmers are producing a product that has become increasingly sustainable over the past five decades.

New Year Brings Increased Focus on the U.S. Pork Industry’s We Care Commitment

Building on the industry’s culture of continuous improvement

For decades, the U.S. pork industry has recognized the importance of advancing responsible production practices to keep pace with the changing marketplace. During 2018, a We Care task force, comprised of leaders from across the industry, was formed to provide guidance to the National Pork Board and the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) boards of directors on advancing the industry’s decade-long commitment to the We Care ethical principles as the sustainability platform for U.S. pig production.