U.S. Pork Growing in the Japanese Market

Dan Exports/Imports, National Pork Board (NPB), Pork, Trade

National Pork Board (NPB) representatives recently met with two of Japan’s largest importers of U.S. pork and one of the country’s top retailers. NPB says the meetings were a sign of stronger partnerships and trust established in the market. One of Japan’s largest retailers committed to increasing their purchases of U.S. pork, replacing Canadian pork in the meat case. Also, …

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Pork Checkoff Rate Adjustment on January 1

Dan National Pork Board (NPB), National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), Pork

The Pork Checkoff rate will drop by five cents on January 1, 2023, to 35 cents per $100 of value. This change is the result of a resolution passed by voting delegates at the 2022 Pork Industry Forum. Pork Checkoff payments are collected for all pigs sold with a change of ownership. This includes the sale of weaned pigs, breeding …


Pork Board Receives $155 Million in Climate-Smart Funds

Dan Climate Change, Environment, National Pork Board (NPB), Pork

The National Pork Board (NPB) received three grants totaling $155 million as part of the USDA Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities funding. The three grants are part of the $2.8 billion awarded to 70 selected projects in the first round of funding for the program. The first grant, valued at $20 million, will incentivize soil health and manure management practice adoption and support …

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Country Music Star Supporting Farmers

Dan National Pork Board (NPB), This Land of Ours

A country music star is supporting his farming roots. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Building on the success of the 2021 Mythbusting campaign, the National Pork Board (NPB) is working with country music star Luke Bryan for what’s described as “Mythbusting 2.0.”  Heather Hill, president of NPB, said after the success of last year they are excited …