• Dec 1, 2015
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    Hamlet Protein appoints Danish Crown CEO as new chairman

    Hamlet Protein is gearing up for global growth with the appointment of Kjeld Johannesen, outgoing CEO of Danish Crown, as chairman of the board starting Jan. 1. Johannesen will take the top seat at the board table after 27 years of driving Danish Crown. Under his leadership, the farmer-owned cooperative has become the world’s biggest pork exporter and the largest meat processing company in Europe....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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