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Fresh Pork Prices Drift Lower as Ample Chicken Supply Offsets Pork/Beef Decline

Fresh pork prices continue to be pressured lower due to increased competition from chicken breasts at retail and seasonal decline in demand.

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Pork Organizations Launch New Immersion Program for Future Industry Leaders

NPPC, NPB and state organizations launched the Pork Industry Immersion Program for early career development.

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Strong Ham Prices Underpin Hog/Pork Prices in the Near Term

Slaughter is down almost 5% from 2019, exports to Mexico are record high, turkey prices are record high and cold storage inventory is down double digits. Expect ham prices to remain firm through the holidays this year.

Sustainability of Modern Protein Production in Times of Global Supply Chain Uncertainty

Supply chain challenges. Labor shortages. Sustainability pressures. Market volatility. Ruth Kimmelshue of Cargill Animal Nutrition shares her take on these issues through a pork industry lens.

Webinar: Sentiment of #Meat on Social Media 

Check out the highlights from NPB's September webinar.
→ Purdue University's new #meat dashboard.
→ An overview of the Q3 USDA Hogs and Pigs Report.
→ Iowa Pork's ground pork project in grocery stores.

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Pork Supply Growth to Remain Limited for Much of 2023

Hog breeding herd as of September 1 was estimated down from the previous quarter as well as 0.6% lower than a year ago. The pig crop through next Feb is expected to decline y/y, suggesting no supply growth through next summer.

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Fresh Pork Prices Trend Lower and Bellies Fail to Catch Up

The highest hog slaughter since early January and the increase in supply pressured pork prices lower overall, with retail product seeing the biggest impact.

Human Nutrition
Insights from Food Modeling Research: Putting the Thrifty Food Plan into Practice

With discussions on food inflation, hunger and nutrition insecurity at all-time highs, low-income families are challenged to keep nutritious meals on the table. Pork has a huge role to play.

NPB and Partners Receive $155 Million from USDA Climate-Smart Program

NPB is a collaborator on three separate grants awarded by USDA that support climate-smart pork production.

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Country Music Superstar Luke Bryan Goes Back to His Roots to Support Pig Farmers

Five-time Entertainer of the Year invites people to visit metaphorical five-star hotel to address common myths about modern pig farming.

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Export Demand Comes into Focus as Supplies Seasonally Increase

Pork prices are stabilizing following Labor Day weekend disruptions.

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Pork Prices Drop, Offer Feature Opportunities for Post Labor Day Needs

Due to the seasonal increase in supply, a slowdown in export sales and inventory depletion, prices collapsed far more quickly than expected.

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