Swine Health Information Center Plan of Work

African Swine Fever and Classical Swine Fever are being monitored globally. Swine Health Information Center executive director Dr. Paul Sundberg outlines the threat of these foreign animal diseases and the 2019 SHIC Plan of Action in this Pork Pod update.

Japan: U.S. Pork’s Leading Value Market

Japan has historically been U.S. pork’s leading value market and has continued this trend in recent years as the leading destination for U.S. chilled pork loins. In 2017, U.S. pork export value reached $1.63 billion (up 4 percent) and was the 3rd largest volume market at nearly 868 million pounds (up 2 percent) compared to […]

Heartland Tour Allows #TeamPork to Shine

by Craig Morris, Ph.D., Vice President of International Marketing I recently joined Gregg Hora, David Newman, Conley Nelson and other agriculture commodity leaders on the 2018 Japan Heartland Tour, orchestrated by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). The goal of this trip was to build relationships with key buyers and influencers in the region and […]

NPB International Marketing Works to Close the Gap in Japan

By Rebecca Kirkpatrick, Checkoff International Marketing Intern Japan is the highest value export market for U.S. pork producers, providing an additional $13.40 per hog in 2017. The National Pork Board (NPB), through its strategic partner the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) have invested heavily in this lucrative market, and have enjoyed a superior relationship there […]