The 2017 Whole Hog Barbecue Series just kicked off. From March through September, in towns peppered throughout North Carolina and Virginia, some of the best barbecue cooks in the nation come together  to strut their stuff in the Whole Hog Barbecue Series cooking contests.

All of the events are organized and sanctioned by the NC Pork Council. And if you haven’t been to one, you don’t know what you’re missing.

Each year, NCPC awards $1,000 scholarships to two deserving NC undergraduate students studying agriculture at the community college or university level.

The NCPC also supports a student internship program to introduce students to careers within the pork industry. Information for both students and companies interested in participating can be found at the link below.


There are a lot of misconceptions floating around about House Bill 467. We tackle some of the falsehoods with this fact sheet.

May 11, 2017

NCPC praises N.C. Senate for overriding veto on HB467

Farmers across our state are grateful that the Senate has acted to override the Gov. Cooper veto to provide them more certainty and protection from predatory lawyers. The votes this week in the House and Senate, by members of both political parties, sent a clear message that lawmakers support agriculture and its unique role in […]

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