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Applications Due for 2019 Pork Industry Scholarships

Dan Education, Pork

The deadline to apply for the National Pork Board’s 2019 Pork Industry Scholarships is March 15. Students who have plans to pursue a career in swine production management or a related field, and students who are looking to attend a veterinary or graduate school with an emphasis on swine are encouraged to apply. The National Pork Board will award up …

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New Study Shows U.S. Pork’s Long-term Sustainability Progress

Dan Industry News Release, Pork

A new study from the University of Arkansas confirms that America’s pig farmers are producing a product that has become increasingly sustainable over the past five decades. According to the new study, A Retrospective Assessment of U.S. Pork Production: 1960 to 2015, the inputs needed to produce a pound of pork in the United States became more environmentally friendly over …

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2018 Pig Farmers of Tomorrow Named

Dan Industry News Release, Pork

Recipients recognized as leaders of the next generation of American pig farmers The National Pork Board announced that Adam Krause from South Dakota and Emma Lasco and Christine Snowden, both from Iowa, have been named the 2018 Pig Farmers of Tomorrow. They were recognized today at the 2018 National Pork Industry Forum in Kansas City. “It is important for the …

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National Pork Board Invests in International Marketing-Part II

Dan Industry News Release, Pork

The National Pork Board has relaunched its focus on international marketing by renaming and restructuring its trade committee. Pork Checkoff vice president of international marketing Craig Morris says the committee is now known as the International Marketing Committee. Committee The International Marketing Committee is being streamlined to better engage with strategic partners. Streamlined The National Pork Board has increased its …

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National Pork Board Invests in International Marketing-Part 1

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Pork

The National Pork Board has made a significant increase in its budget for international marketing. This comes at a time when the United States is faced with large pork supplies and record exports. Pork Checkoff vice president of international marketing Craig Morris said a successful 2018 is dependent on exports. Exports The U.S. Meat Export Federation will receive the largest …

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Pork Checkoff Conducts Annual Producer Survey

Dan Industry News Release, Pork

Since 2002, the National Pork Board has conducted an annual producer survey. Pork Checkoff vice president of strategic communications Kevin Waetke says the most recent survey was conducted in November Survey The Pork Checkoff study found optimism throughout the swine industry. Optimism Waetke says the biggest challenge seen by producer was hog health and disease. The Pork Checkoff uses this …

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Pork Checkoff Delivers ROI

Dan Industry News Release, Pork

U.S. pork producers receive a positive return on their Pork Checkoff investment. USDA requires a return-on-investment (ROI) analysis every five years with Cornell University handling the review. National Pork Board vice president of strategic communications Kevin Waetke is gratified with the response. Response The ROI study evaluates all aspects of the Pork Checkoff. Evaluation Waetke says this value message has …

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Resources Available on Antibiotics Use

Dan Industry News Release, Pork

The Pork Checkoff has taken a leadership role in the responsible use of antibiotics. National Pork Board director of producer and public health Dr. Heather Fowler sees value in having farmers tell that story. Farmers The FDA has released a new report on the use of antimicrobials in all food producing animals. National Pork Board vice president of science and …

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FDA Report on Antibiotics Released

Dan Industry News Release, Pork

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released its 2016 summary report on antimicrobial use in food producing animals. National Pork Board vice president of science and technology Dave Pyburn says this research confirms reduced use of antibiotics at the farm level. Antibiotics This is a milestone in antibiotic stewardship. Pyburn credits the success back to pig farmers and their …