The USDA has recently reached agreements allowing U.S. pork and beef producers greater access to consumers in Mexico and Peru. The two agreements will allow U.S. producers to export slaughter cattle to Mexico and expand access to consumer markets in Peru for U.S. fresh and chilled pork.
Lean-protein benefits have been linked to better body weight management, positive impacts on cardiovascular disease, lowered hypertension in adults and positive effects in controlling type 2 diabetes....More
The pork industry will be involved in and closely observing three political situations for the remainder of 2015. All are critical to the industry’s future and all could have market impacts this year and beyond....More
The USDA is reminding farmers that they have until June 1 to certify conservation compliance to be able to remain eligible for crop insurance premium support. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack said this deadline will not be extended....More
Why are you planning to attend World Pork Expo this year?
It’s almost time for World Pork Expo again. The World's largest pork industry specific trade show is coming up June 3-5, 2015 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, IA. What’s the main reason you plan to attend this year’s pork extravaganza?
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.