A recent trade mission to Asia by the National Pork Board International Marketing Committee built lasting relationships with international customers and elevated U.S. pork as the global protein of choice.
Producers urged to talk with their feed suppliers
The ongoing outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF) in China, Belgium and elsewhere, have crystallized the U.S. pork industry's focus and collaboration on finding new ways to help protect the domestic herd from costly foreign animal diseases (FADs). One new practice designed to reduce disease transmission risk involves knowing exactly how long certain feed ingredients have been securely stored before allowing their use on pig farms.
Patrick Bane receives 2018 award from Pork Checkoff
Patrick Bane, a pig farmer from Arrowsmith, Illinois, has been named the 2018 America's Pig Farmer of the Year.
Inspires creativity with nutritious, kid-approved flavor combinations
To help combat the lunch box and hot meal monotony that comes this time each year, the National Pork Board developed easy, nutritious and creative ham sandwich ideas that bring exciting new flavors and variety to the lunch hour.
Key leaders of the U.S. pork industry, members of the National Pork Board’s International Marketing committee, have arrived in Vietnam. Their visit to Vietnam – a critical market for U.S. pork exports – is among the several stops on the U.S. pork organization’s Asia Immersion Mission Trip.
National Family Meals Month is a time for families to connect with each other, but how do food marketers connect with them?
National Family Meals Month is a time for families to connect with each other at mealtime. The busy lives of an increasingly digital society make it harder for food marketers to connect with families with relevant messages and content that meet them where they are. The National Pork Board, in an effort to engage those consumers with an interest in family meal planning, has found a recipe for success.
Producers urged to ask questions of feed suppliers
With the expansion of the current outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) in China, the National Pork Board is working with industry partners to help keep the United States free of ASF and all other foreign animal diseases (FADs). This includes focusing on the importation of feed ingredients, a key area of potential high risk of disease transport.
2018 America’s Pig Farmer of the Year Finalists Announced
The National Pork Board recently announced the four finalists who are vying to be named the 2018 America’s Pig Farmer of the YearSM. The program honors a U.S. pig farmer each year who excels at raising pigs following the We CareSM ethical principles and who is committed to sharing their farming story with the American public.
Applications may be submitted until August 8, 2018
The National Pork Board announces the opening of the application period for the new Agricultural Marketing Fellowship. Students who are accepted for full-time enrollment in a graduate/professional school program for the 2018-2019 academic year are encouraged to apply.
The Pork Checkoff has selected 12 college students to represent the #RealPigFarming Student Social Forces team this year. Candidates were selected based on their involvement in the pork industry and their strong communication skills. The team will be active from July through December.