McAlisterville, Pennsylvania farmer Chris Hoffman is America’s Pig Farmer of the Year. This first-generation pig farmer will represent the pork industry over the next year, meeting with the media, consumers and retailers. In this edition of Pork Pod, Hoffman outlines the America’s Pig Farmer of the Year and his background in the industry.
National Pork Industry Forum will be held March 6-8 in Orlando. Pork Board CEO Bill Even is featured in this edition of Pork Pod discussing issues that will be highlighted at Forum. That includes African Swine Fever, enhancements to the We Care initiative and the way the Pork Checkoff adapts to a changing world.
More than a half a million pounds of pork comprising of nearly 2.2 million services were distributed in the Hams Across America campaign. National Pork Board public relations director Claire Masker reviews this successful effort in this edition of Pork Pod.
For decades, the U.S. pork industry has recognized the importance of responsible production practices. That’s especially important in a changing marketplace. During 2018, the Pork Checkoff created a We Care task force to build on that success. National Pork Board Assistant Vice President of Sustainability Brett Kaysen is featured in this edition of Pork Pod […]
by Gregg Hora, Iowa Pork Producers Association President Each year, the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) leads a group of U.S. beef, pork, corn and soybean producers across Japan to meet with Japanese buyers, explore market opportunities and see U.S. pork promotions in action. I am excited to be a part of the Heartland Tour […]
In this edition of Pork Pod, National Pork Checkoff CEO Bill Even reviews a variety of issues, including the current hog market situation. Even also highlights the Pork Checkoff investment in international market development and the current partnership with Google.
During the World Pork Expo, the National Pork Board hosted a media conference and offered details on new Pork Checkoff initiatives. This is the first portion of that news conference. The Secure Pork Supply is one of the topics highlighted.
Doing what’s best for people, pigs and the planet has been second nature for pig farmers for decades. To demonstrate their commitment to ethical pork production, 10 years ago producers debuted the We Care initiative and pledged support to its six principles.
Milestone birthdays are often a time of reflection and introspection – a time to celebrate past success and take stock of opportunities and challenges ahead. That is exactly what the National Pork Board and the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) are doing as the industry marks 10 years since the We CareSM initiative was launched.
It doesn’t take long after meeting Erin Brenneman for two things to become obvious: She wears her heart on her sleeve when it comes to caring for newborn pigs at Brenneman Pork Inc., and she’s not afraid to show it.