National Pork Board to Host Swine Innovation Summit

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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 … Read More

Pig Farmers Make 55 Years of Sustainability Progress

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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 … Read More

Pork Industry Honors Service and Leadership

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Dr. Billy Flowers receives award from Pork Board president Steve Rommereim During the Pork Industry Forum last week in Orlando, the National Pork Board honored individuals for their service and leadership to the industry. North Carolina State University animal science professor Dr. William “Billy” Flowers received the Distinguished Service Award in recognition of his lifelong contribution to the pork industry. … Read More

Pork, Soy and Corn Groups Unite for Sustainability Research

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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 … Read More

New America’s Pig Farmer of the Year Named

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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, … Read More

Animal Ag Bites 9/10

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Six dairy companies were recently selected to participate in the 2018 Land O’Lakes, Inc. Dairy Accelerator – a program supporting the dairy industry by providing tailored coursework and mentorship to dairy entrepreneurs. To qualify for consideration, each company was required to utilize dairy as a primary ingredient in their products. The International Production & Processing Expo is launching the seventh … Read More

USDA Quarterly Hogs & Pigs Report

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The Pork Checkoff announced the USDA’s Quarterly Hogs and Pigs Report via an ag media teleconference. The call featured three distinguished agricultural economists and their reactions to the report. The panelists included: Dr. Ron Plain, Professor Emeritus, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO Dr. Lee Shulz, Associate Professor, Iowa State University, Ames, IA Joe Kerns, President, Kerns and Associates, Ames, IA … Read More