National Pork Board and RIPE.IO Partner to Enhance Responsible Pig Farming Practices Through Blockchain

March 19, 2019 National Pork Board

The National Pork Board and Ripe Technology, Inc. have entered an agreement to pilot blockchain technology use in the U.S. pork industry.

National Pork Board Names Norman Bessac as Vice President of International Marketing

March 12, 2019 National Pork Board

The National Pork Board today named Norman Bessac as its new Vice President of International Marketing. Bessac is currently director of international sales for Tyson Fresh Meats, a position he has held since 2016.

Pork Checkoff Debuts Swine University at SOBEWFF

February 18, 2019 Pork Checkoff

The National Pork Board will introduce Swine University at this week’s 2019 Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival (SOBEWFF®) in Miami. The initiative, which includes a virtual tour of a pig farm and an introduction to the next generation of farmers, engages consumers and shares the sustainability story of today’s pig farming.

Two Million Servings Strong: Hams Across America Tackles Food Insecurity

February 6, 2019 National Pork Board

More than half a million pounds of pork comprising nearly 2.2 million servings were distributed in 2018 through the Hams Across America program.

New Study Shows US Pork’s Long-term Sustainability Progress

January 10, 2019 National Pork Board

“The study confirms what we as producers have been doing to make good on our ongoing commitment of doing what’s best for people, pigs and the planet, which is at the heart of the industry’s We CareSM ethical principles,” said Steve Rommereim, National Pork Board president and a pig farmer from Alcester, South Dakota.