• Jul 31, 2015
    press release

    Smithfield to donate 25,000 pounds of protein to Second Harvest Food Bank

    In celebration of the upcoming race weekend in Pocono, Smithfield will donate 25,000 pounds of protein to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Lehigh Valley & Northeast Pennsylvania in partnership with Weis Markets and Richard Petty Motorsports to help serve the Pocono and Lehigh Valley communities. This donation is part of Smithfield's Helping Hungry Homes tour, the company's coast-to-coast effort to help families and individuals become more food secure....More
  • Jul 31, 2015
    press release

    Cargill brings home the bacon

    Cargill is supporting the second annual BaconTown Bacon & Brew Fest as the presenting sponsor. The event, scheduled for Aug. 8 at the Bridge View Center, will feature various food vendors, a “BaconArt” contest and entertainment themed around the popular pork product. Doors open from 2-11 p.m. and admission is free....More
  • Jul 28, 2015
    press release

    Clemens Food Group celebrates groundbreaking for pork processing facility

    Local and state officials today joined the Clemens Food Group  to celebrate the ground breaking of the new fresh pork processing facility located in Coldwater, Mich. In an event themed “Building For The Future”, the emphasis was on the long-term impact the project will have for the community, state and family businesses associated with the project....More

What issues should the Pork Checkoff prioritize to best support the U.S. pork industry?

The National Pork Board recently announced that Chris Hodges will join the National Pork Board as its new chief executive officer on Feb. 16. Currently based in Kansas City, Hodges is senior vice president - business development of Smithfield Farmland. In his new position, Hodges will oversee the Pork Checkoff. Of the many issues facing the pork industry, which ones do you think the National Pork Board should prioritize when it comes to implementing research, education and promotional efforts on behalf of U.S. pork producers?  Please leave a comment if you have something to add to the list or discussion.

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