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.

April 10, 2017

Statement on the passage of House Bill 467

The North Carolina Pork Council appreciates that the North Carolina House of Representatives recognizes that nuisance law needs to be clarified in regard to the type and amount of damages that should be available in agricultural nuisance lawsuits. Farmers continue to believe that this clarification is appropriate to apply to pending cases as well as […]

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