The election of pork producer delegate candidates for the 2020 National Pork Producers (Pork Act) Delegate Body will take place at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 7, 2019, in conjunction with a Board of Directors meeting of the NC Pork Council at the NC State University Club in the Ballroom, 4200 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC. All NC pork producers are invited to attend.

Any producer, age 18 or older, who is a resident of the state and has paid all assessments due may be considered as a delegate candidate and/or participate in the election. All eligible producers are encouraged to bring with them a sales receipt proving that hogs were sold in their name and the checkoff deducted. For more information, contact the NC Pork Council, 1401 Sunday Drive, Suite 116, Raleigh, NC 27607, telephone 919-781-0361.

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.

African swine fever is a viral disease impacting only pigs, not people — so it is not a public health threat nor a food-safety concern.

Pork is safe to eat. African swine fever is not in the United States. U.S. pigs are not affected by the African swine fever (ASF) outbreaks in other countries, to date.

The USDA does not allow the importation of pigs or fresh pork products into the U.S. from areas or regions of the world that are reported positive for the ASF virus.

 

July 8, 2019

Public Notice by NC Pork Council and the National Pork Board

The election of pork producer delegate candidates for the 2020 National Pork Producers (Pork Act) Delegate Body will take place at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 7, 2019, in conjunction with a Board of Directors meeting of the NC Pork Council at the NC State University Club in the Ballroom, 4200 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC. All […]

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September 6, 2019

Mountain State Fair

The NC Pork Council will be in the Davis Event Center to promote the pork industry throughout the fair.

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