The 2017 Whole Hog Barbecue Series is kicking off next month. Interesting in learning more or finding a contest near you? Visit!

America’s pig farmers represent the very best in agriculture. The National Pork Board created the America’s Pig Farmer of the YearSM award in order to recognize the best of the best in pig farming. This prestigious honor will be awarded annually to the pig farmer who best demonstrates and lives by the We CareSM ethical principles.

If you are interested in becoming America’s Pig Farmer of the Year, please request an application.

Smithfield Agronomics Program has been awarded a Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) grant to fund NRCS-EQUIP projects in Duplin, Greene, Lenoir, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson and Wayne counties.  The funds are for grain growers in the seven counties interested in implementing conservation tillage, cover crops, or nutrient management practices. 

March 21, 2017

President Trump celebrates National Agriculture Day

WASHINGTON, DC – President Donald J. Trump has issued a proclamation celebrating March 21, 2017 as National Agriculture Day. Click here to view the proclamation. “America’s farmers and ranchers help feed the world, fuel our Nation’s economy, and lead global markets in output and productivity. The efficiency of American agriculture has provided this country with […]

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