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Sustainable Pork: Growing A Climate For Tomorrow

NPB has released the latest Pork Cares Snapshot Report, which reports on-farm sustainability measurements from 2021 farm data.

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Wholesale Pork Prices Offer Opportunities for Retail Features in the Spring

Lean hog futures have declined by more than 10% in the last few days due to ongoing demand uncertainty this spring.

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Visionary Honored by NPB and NPPC with Paulson-Whitmore Award

Mike Telford was recognized for creating opportunities for pig farmers and pork production during his 20-year tenure at Iowa Pork Producers Association.

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Economist and Educator Recognized with Distinguished Service Award

Ron Plain was celebrated for serving 35 years teaching farm audiences how to manage pig farming as a business.

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Demand Concerns Keeping Spring & Summer Futures in Check

Pork cutout futures continue to signal lower wholesale prices for the spring and summer as demand eases lower following the COVID-related spike in 2021 and 2022.

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Weather Disruptions Prop Up Prices, But Demand Concerns Persist

Hog slaughter was lower last week as snowstorms disrupted the transportation of hogs to processing facilities. U.S. hog producers are still incentivized to pull hogs forward as current prices are below the cost of production.

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The Results Are In: 2022 Exports Boast Top Three Record Year

Pork exports to international markets are vital to the U.S. pork industry. 2021 was a record year for exports, and 2022 followed with its own big success worth celebrating: as a top three record export year.

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Weaker Demand to Start the Year While Domestic Supply Expected at 2022 Levels

The pork market continues to trade sideways on ample supply and, more importantly, a weaker than expected demand across a range of items.

Decoding Carbon Markets – What Do They Mean To You?

Carbon markets are the latest buzz but what exactly are they? How do they work? What questions should you ask?

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Supply Surprise Weights on Market, Prices

Despite 2% decline in slaughter anticipated by the USDA, pork supply coming to market continues to be far higher that expected.

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Large Slaughter, Weak Bellies Dragging Cutout/Hogs Lower

Hog slaughter was near 2.7 million head last week as producers sought to schedule hogs that were backed up due to winter storms and holidays. Slaughter is expected to be lower this coming week, in part because some plants will be dark on Monday for MLK holiday.

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Ask the Experts: Pork Markets

You asked. They answered. A panel of economists answers pork producers’ questions about pork markets and the December USDA Hogs and Pigs Report.

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