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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.

Sustainability
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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Pork Supply Expected to be Above Year ago Levels in Summer/Fall but Robust Demand Drives Price Expectations

The quarterly survey of hog operations suggests that pork supply in 2024 will be modestly higher than in 2023. The breeding herd inventory is down 2% from a year ago but the reduction has been more than offset by productivity gains.

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USDA Quarterly Hogs and Pigs Report Recap

Dr. Steve Meyer, Ever.Ag, provided a thorough analysis of the Quarterly Hogs and Pigs report, offering valuable insights for U.S. pork producers. Brett Stuart, Global AgriTrends, shared his expertise on the current global state of the hog industry and its implications for U.S. pork production.

Sustainability
From Farm to Market: Fueling Demand with Sustainable Pork 

The latest Pork Cares Farm Impact Report snapshot shares on-farm sustainability measurements from 2022 farm data.  

Market Growth
Consumer Influencers Help Build a Bigger Appetite for Pork

NPB partners with content creators to demonstrate how consumer insights are applied to make pork more relevant to the target audiences.

Market Growth
Exploring Consumer Preferences for Pork

 Illinois pork producers tour four different retail stores in Chicago and discover the differences in how pork is uniquely merchandised in each store to meet the needs of different consumers.

Profit Maximizer
Fresh Pork Trending Up, More Upside Price Risk for Q2

Cold storage report bullish, with pork inventories down in February vs. previous month despite increase in production. Total inventory at the end of February was down 12% from a year ago.

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Pork Supply Outlook for Spring, Summer and Fall, Plus Price Implications

Hog supplies expected to be higher y/y through spring and early summer, but supply risk is skewed to the downside considering cuts to the breeding herd and uncertainty about productivity growth going forward.

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2024 National Pork Industry Forum Highlights

More than 345 attendees from around the nation gathered in Chicago on March 5-7, for the 2024 National Pork Industry Forum. This event is held jointly by NPB and National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) and gives producers, industry leaders and state associations the opportunity to discuss important issues in the industry.

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From Rural Roots to Industry Recognition: Paulson-Whitmore Award Winner 

The Paulson-Whitmore award winner is Anne Miller. Her journey in Montana’s agricultural landscape is a testament to resilience and leadership.

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Pork Industry Leader Recognized with the Distinguished Service Award

Dr. Paul Sundberg, synonymous with innovation and leadership in the pork industry, is honored with the 2024 Distinguished Service Award for his outstanding contributions.

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