Ag Groups Cheer Japan Agreement

Cindy Zimmerman

Representatives for farmer and rancher organizations were present for a meeting with President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Abe in New York City as the two signed a trade deal Wednesday worth billions for U.S. agricultural producers. Under the market access agreement, Japan will open the market to approximately $7 billion in American agricultural exports, eliminating or significantly lowering …

NCBA, NPPC, Pork, Trade

National Pork Board to Host Swine Innovation Summit

carrie muehling

The National Pork Board will host allied industry partners at its first-ever Swine Innovation Summit in Indianapolis on Sept. 17, 2019. The inaugural event is designed to help pork producers and food influencers learn more about emerging technology trends facing today’s food production systems. National Pork Board leaders will then attend the Forbes AgTech Summit, held on Sept. 18 and …

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NPPC Launches Keep America First in Ag Campaign

cindy zimmerman

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) has launched a new campaign to highlight the importance of establishing a proper regulatory framework for gene editing in American livestock. The “Keep America First in Agriculture” campaign was officially kicked off Tuesday with a media teleconference featuring leading researchers, veterinarians, producers and industry experts. “Gene editing is a huge step forward for America’s …

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Pig Farmers Make 55 Years of Sustainability Progress

cindy zimmerman

Just in time for Earth Day, the National Pork Board has released a new study from the University of Arkansas confirming that “today’s pork is more earth-friendly than ever thanks to great progress in multiple key sustainability metrics over more than five decades.” According to the new study, A Retrospective Assessment of U.S. Pork Production: 1960 to 2015, the inputs …

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Pork Producers Talk Trade and Animal Disease

cindy zimmerman

National Pork Producers Council officials held a press conference Thursday, the day after announcing World Pork Expo is cancelled this year due to concerns about African swine fever. More than 100 pork producers from around the country were in Washington D.C. this week for the Spring Legislative Action Conference to meet with their representatives in Congress to discuss issues such …

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National Pork Board CEO Shares Export Numbers

carrie muehling

National Pork Board CEO Bill Even addressed those attending the 2019 Pork Industry Forum, highlighting a number of issues affecting pork producers today. One of those topics was pork exports, and Even said the NPB has certainly not been idle when it comes to market opportunities. “Since the year 2000, exports have absorbed 63 percent of your growth from U.S. …

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Introducing the 2019 Pig Farmers of Tomorrow

carrie muehling

(LtoR) 2019 Pig Farmers of Tomorrow Ben Wikner, Bailee Arnold, and Ben Luebbering The National Pork Board has named its 2019 Pig Farmers of Tomorrow. The three young farmers will share stories about every day life on the farm with consumers through outreach events and social media activity, while representing the pork industry’s We Care ethical principles. Recent Iowa State …

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Pig Farmers Pack 900 Meals for Orlando-Area Children

cindy zimmerman

The National Pork Board kicked off activities for Pork Industry Forum in Orlando this week by packing 900 meals to help feed hungry children in the area in partnership with the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida. Contributing to a better way of life in the communities where pig farmers live and work is one of the We Care …

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Pork, Soy and Corn Groups Unite for Sustainability Research

cindy zimmerman

The National Pork Board (NPB), United Soybean Board (USB) and National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) are joining together on a sustainability research platform that will benefit all three organizations and their producers. The CEOs and farmer leaders of all three organizations signed a Memorandum of Understanding at the 2018 NAFB Convention Wednesday in Kansas City, MO. The research program will …

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New America’s Pig Farmer of the Year Named

cindy zimmerman

The National Pork Board has named Patrick Bane, a pig farmer from Arrowsmith, Illinois, as America’s Pig Farmer of the Year for 2018. The award recognizes a pig farmer who excels at raising pigs using the We Care ethical principles and who connects with today’s consumers about how pork is produced. Raising pigs has been a life-long passion for Bane, …

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