National Pork Board news
Farmers in 20 states can now enroll in cost-share programs for cover crop adoption through Farmers for Soil Health. The initiative is a collaboration between the National Corn Growers Association, National Pork Board and United Soybean Board.
An all-star lineup of farmers will be featured July 28-Aug. 20 at the Indiana State Fair. Visitors can attend a live chat with the featured farmers at 2:30 p.m. in the Glass Barn every day of the fair.
Farmers adopting cover crops through Farmers for Soil Health can receive enhanced technical assistance.
This is a pivotal moment for farmers, said Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack at the Commodity Classic in Orlando.
The 2023 Illinois Pork Producers Association delegate body recently elected four at-large directors and three new district directors.
For the past year, Thomas Titus has added “president” to his already lengthy list of titles that include dad, husband, showpig producer and pork producer. Titus has served as president of the Illinois Pork Producers Association.
Even at first glance, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s recently announced $3 billion “Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities” sounds like doublespeak, an Orwellian invention that reverses the meaning of words.
The farmer-leaders of the United Soybean Board convened for its summer board meeting to approve a 2023 fiscal year budget of $123 million for program work, starting Oct. 1, 2022.
Indiana pork producer Heath Hill was elected to serve as president of the National Pork Board. Hill co-owns a 600-sow, farrow-to-finish operation with her husband and his parents.
From foreign animal disease outbreaks to carbon markets and sustainability, speakers at the 2022 World Pork Expo will address all the tough topics facing the global pork industry.
African swine fever was identified in eastern Africa in the early 1900s and it remained restricted on that continent until 1957. In the 1960s, African swine fever lost all respect for borders, spreading into Portugal.
As he steps away from the job of CEO of the National Pork Producers Council, Neil Dierks has advice for the organization and the industry for whom he has been a champion and a voice for three decades.
As he retires from the job of CEO of the National Pork Producers Council, Neil Dierks is looking forward to the next chapter.