Public Notice by NC Pork Council and the National Pork Board

The election of pork producer delegate candidates for the 2023 National Pork Producers (Pork Act) Delegate Body will take place at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, August 4, 2022, in conjunction with a Board of Directors meeting of the NC Pork Council at the Steve Troxler Agricultural Sciences Center, 4400 Reedy Creek Road, Raleigh, NC, 27607. All North Carolina pork producers are invited to attend.

Any producer, age 18 or older, who is a resident of North Carolina and has paid all assessments due since August 2021 may be considered as a delegate candidate and/or participate in the election. All eligible producers are encouraged to have available a sales receipt proving that hogs were sold in their name and the checkoff deducted. For more information, contact the NC Pork Council, 4000 Westchase Blvd, Suite 330, Raleigh, NC 27607, telephone 919-781-0361 or amy@ncpork.org.

 

Five things to know about NC hog farms and hurricanes

Hurricane season is officially here and NC State researchers have predicted an above-average season with 17-21 named storms. Here are five things to keep in mind as we enter hurricane season.

  1. Things have improved dramatically in the past 20 years.
  2. NC hog farms have fared well during devastating hurricanes.
  3. More than 300 hog lagoons in the floodplain have been voluntarily closed.
  4. Municipal waste treatment plants represent a greater threat than hog farms.
  5. Beware of photos claiming to show flooded hog farms.

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2022 scholarship recipients announced

The North Carolina Pork Council Scholarship Committee, chaired by Denise Mason, has selected six students to receive $1,000 scholarships this year.

The scholarship committee and the North Carolina Pork Council as a whole, take great pride in supporting students actively engaged in bettering the pork industry and their communities. Each of the 2022 scholarship recipients have done just that by succeeding in the classroom, immersing themselves within the industry and investing time to improve their communities.

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