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 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.

U.S. Pork Industry Ends 2018 with Major Antibiotic Progress

New FDA report shows big drop in livestock antibiotic sales/distribution; pork industry joins diverse group to issue stewardship framework

America’s 60,000 pig farmers and their veterinarians are ending 2018 with recognition of their diligence to use medically important antibiotics in a strictly responsible way.

Paying It Forward Ham by Ham This Holiday Season

Annual #HamsAcrossAmerica campaign kicks off in Iowa

Pig farmers across the U.S. understand the important role that they play in contributing to a better way of life in their communities, and this Giving Tuesday is no different.

Antibiotic Stewardship: A Conscious Choice for U.S. Pig Farmers

Today's pork producers' continuous improvement efforts felt on global scale

In recognition of the 2018 U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week and World Antibiotic Awareness Week, America's pig farmers want consumers to realize the continuous improvement and antibiotic stewardship efforts underway. Part of that commitment is participating in the global One Health initiative with organizations including the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).