Whether you’re eating bacon in the morning or pork chops at dinner, you can rest assured that your pork products are home grown.

North Carolina is one of the nation’s top pork producers and most of that meat stays right here. No matter what brand you buy, you can be confident that the US Department of Agriculture does not allow any pork or pork products to enter our country from China.

Five award winners were celebrated at the annual awards luncheon on March 11. These are the award recipients:

Hall of Fame: Deborah Johnson
Lois G. Britt Service Award: George Pettus
Excellence in Innovation: Kraig Westerbeek
Pork Producer of the Year: Chad Herring
Emerging Leader: Bailee Arnold

The African swine fever (ASF) outbreak in China and in many other countries around the world is wreaking havoc on the international pork industry. Fortunately, ASF is not in the United States at this time, but the possibility of it or other foreign animal disease (FAD) means that American pig farmers must take the necessary steps to protect their farms and the domestic pork industry.

May 13, 2020

NC Pork Council substantially increases college scholarship funding for 2020

RALEIGH – The North Carolina Pork Council Board of Directors has unanimously voted to substantially increase scholarship funding for 2020 in an effort to reduce financial impacts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic on students at North Carolina colleges and universities. The action means that the NC Pork Council will provide $35,000 this year in scholarships […]

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