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Pork Processing Items Likely to Dictate Hog and Cutout Price Levels this Summer

Hog futures remain under pressure on uncertainty about outlook of processing items (hams, bellies, trim) this summer. Belly market appears to have more risk given slowdown in foodservice sales. Lack of frozen inventory continues to impact export markets, however.

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There’s a World of Flavor in Pork

A recent sensory analysis of pork demonstrates over 110 unique flavor nuances that illustrate why it embraces cross-cultural tastes and brings more plants to the plate.

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2024 Trade Mission to South Korea Adds Value and Drives Opportunity

The value of U.S. pork exports is of critical importance to the pork industry demand strategy. The 2024 South Korea trade mission builds confidence in U.S. pork while fostering collaboration and partnership.

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Domestic Pork Supply Expected to Remain Stable, Offer Retailers and Foodservice Operators the Ability to Manage Features and Menu Prices

USDA forecasts a modest decline in per capita availability in 2025 but still near the long run average of the last 15 years.

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A Healthy Farm or Ranch is Nothing Without a Healthy You 

Mental health is essential to caring for your farm and farm family. It’s important to take the time to check in with yourself, your family and your neighbors. Free mental health resources are available to support mental wellness in agricultural communities.

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2024 Board Immersion Trip: Learnings from EU Swine Health and Industry Practices 

In April, National Pork Board staff, Board of Directors and a state pork association executive departed the U.S. for an immersion trip to the European Union (EU) where they gained exposure and learnings from the EU market.

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2024 Pork Academy Sessions

Pork Academy is a series of in-depth sessions that will be offered at World Pork Expo this June. The sessions are designed to meet the need for pork producers to remain competitive in today's rapidly changing environment.

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Robust Exports Helped Lift Pork Prices in Q1, Will that Hold in the Spring and Summer?

Higher pork exports in Q1 resulted in a 1.7% decline in domestic availability despite higher slaughter/production.

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Robust Demand Supporting Pork Prices this Summer, Fall Outlook is less Certain

Hog slaughter has been running above year ago levels in the last two weeks but since early March slaughter has been about the same as last year while weights have been lower, resulting in less pork available in the spot market.

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Investing In Our Planet Every Day – Including Earth Day

This Earth Month, the pork industry is demonstrating how real data from U.S. pig farms can paint a picture of progress for farmers and the supply chain.

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Pork Has Surprising Advantages Over Red Meat in a Planet-Friendly Diet

To qualify as sustainable, foods need to be nutrient rich, affordable, environmentally friendly, and socially acceptable. Pork checks all 4 boxes as a sustainable, high-quality protein.

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Partners with Purpose: NPB and Ducks Unlimited Advance Sustainability Progress

National Pork Board and Ducks Unlimited are an unlikely, yet strategic sustainability partnership helping producers identify efficiencies and opportunities on farms in a planet-friendly way.

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