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.
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.
35-year veteran of the fresh meat industry joins from Tyson Fresh Meats
The National Pork Board today named Norman Bessac as its new Vice President of International Marketing. Bessac is currently director of international sales for Tyson Fresh Meats, a position he has held since 2016.
Sam Hines and the late Dr. Bob Morrison also honored
The National Pork Board today honored Dr. William "Billy" Flowers with its Distinguished Service Award during the National Pork Industry Forum in Orlando. Flowers is an animal science professor at North Carolina State University.
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.
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.
The National Pork Board will award up to 20 scholarships in 2019 totaling $46,000. The top applicant will receive $5,000, the second-ranked applicant will receive $3,500 and all others will receive $2,000.
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.
More than half a million pounds of pork comprising, nearly 2.2 million servings, were distributed in 2018 through the Hams Across America program.
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.