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Pork Checkoff: Grant: Advancing U.S. Pork Sustainability and Market Value
$20 million grant available to Iowa, Minnesota and Missouri pork producers to advance climate-smart agriculture practices.
In September 2022, the Advancing U.S. Pork Sustainability and Market Value grant submitted by National Pork Board (NPB) and six collaborating organizations was awarded $20 million through USDA’s Partnership for Climate Smart Commodities program.
The grant program is designed to increase the sustainability of U.S. pork products by advancing climate-smart agriculture practices in Iowa, Minnesota and Missouri...
Short Holiday Week Drives Volatility but Hog Supply Picture Remains Tight for Now
Slaughter numbers should be near the highest levels for the year and will be at least 100k head/week lower in Jan/Feb. This should bolster prices for some fresh pork items, such as loins and butts.
Steiner and Company produces the Profit Maximizer report on behalf of National Pork Board based on information we believe is accurate and reliable. However neither NPB nor Steiner and Company warrants or guarantees the accuracy of or accepts any liability for the data, opinions or recommendations expressed...
Recognizing Animal Protein’s Critical Role Ahead of UN Climate Summit Agriculture Day
The Interamerican Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) convened its first-ever "Sustainable Agriculture in the Americas" pavilion at the UN Climate Summit (COP27) and partnered with the Protein PACT and other stakeholders to convene a total of 9 events focused on animal agriculture's key role in sustainability solutions.
The Protein PACT events included a November 9 panel on sustainable livestock across regions and production systems, National Pork Board Assistant Vice President Ashley McDonald shared U.S. pork's commitments to ethical principles, best practices, and documenting proof...
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.
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.
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.
The National Pork Board (NPB) is the lead of one and a collaborator on two grants receiving $155 million in USDA Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities funding announced Sept. 14, 2022.
The three grants are part of the $2.8 billion awarded to 70 selected projects in the first round of funding for the program.
“Pork producers stand out as leaders in sustainability with the data aggregation tools they have..."
National Pork Board Reinforces Pork's Nutritional Value Through Its Newest Platform - Ponle Pork
Celebrity Couple Jorge Bernal and Karla Birbragher are Kicking Off Ponle Pork, Showcasing Exciting Ways to Add This Latino Favorite Super Protein to Any Recipe in Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.
The National Pork Board is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with celebrity ambassador couple Jorge Bernal (TV personality) and Karla Birbragher (celebrity stylist) with their newest platform – Ponle Pork. The ambassadors, along with six content creators from key Hispanic markets, will reinforce pork's superior nutritional value by showcasing exciting ways to add this protein to any meal...
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.
Steiner and Company produces the Profit Maximizer report on behalf of National Pork Board based on information we believe is accurate and reliable. However neither NPB nor Steiner and Company warrants or guarantees the accuracy of or accepts any liability for the data, opinions or recommendations expressed.
Highlights- While we expected pork prices to be lower in the fall, prices collapsed far more quickly than we thought...
NPB Elects New 2022-2023 Officers
The new NPB officers will lead the 15 producer directors that represent the 60,000 U.S. pig farmers who pay into the Pork Checkoff.
Indiana pork producer Heather Hill was elected to serve as president of the National Pork Board (NPB) for the 2022-2023 term. NPB’s 15 producer directors represent the 60,000 U.S. pig farmers who pay into the Pork Checkoff – a program funding research, promotion and education efforts for the benefit of the whole industry.
“Real Pork is about real farmers, leading efforts to ensure the public understands our product is real nutritious..."
Impact of the Ukraine-Russia War on the Meat and Livestock Value Chain
Last week, National Pork Board hosted a Checkoff-funded webinar – The Ukraine-Russia War and the Meat Livestock Value Chain – to provide pork producers with an analysis of the current situation. Panelists included:
- Rupert Claxton, Gira- Joe Kerns, Partners for Production Agriculture- Dr. Steve Meyer, Partners for Production Agriculture
Impact of War Has Market Consequences WorldwideRupert Claxton shared the global economic impact of the Ukraine-Russia War on energy, fertilizer, feed and the livestock markets.
Russia accounts for 13% of globally traded fertilizer value, producing...
NPB’s Mission to Make Pork a Leading, Sustainable Protein Choice
The 2022 U.S. Pork Industry Sustainability Report establishes the We Care® Ethical Principles as tools to measure on-farm sustainability efforts.
National Pork Board released its official U.S. Pork Industry Sustainability Report as a part of its continuous efforts to produce a leading, sustainable protein choice.
NPB announced the action-based and producer-developed goals and metrics in a Checkoff-funded producer webinar last month, in partnership with AgriPulse. Experts spoke about how the goals align with the six We Care® Ethical Principles, how producers can measure their...
Analysis: Experts Discuss U.S. Pork Export Data and NPB Diversification Strategy
NPB hosted a webinar following the report release to help pork producers understand the publicly available information.
The National Pork Board hosted a webinar on February 11 where experts spoke on the 2021 year-end U.S. pork export data, NPB’s international marketing strategy and their estimates for 2022 forecasting.
On February 8, USDA released the year-end export data. In 2021, U.S. pork exports set a new value record topping $8 billion for the first time. Export volume was down 2% from the 2020 record...
NPB Announces Pork Industry Sustainability Goals and Metrics, Releases First Official Report
More than half of U.S. consumers have made some modest changes in their purchasing decisions to be more sustainable, according to the Global Sustainability Study 2021.1
Today, the National Pork Board (NPB) shared more about its industry’s aspiration to produce a leading sustainable protein choice, with an announcement of goals and metrics and its first official U.S. Pork Industry Sustainability Report.
Sustainability Goals Developed By Pork ProducersThe goals and report are part of the NPB’s sustainability efforts, which are led by producers and funded by their...
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