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We’re tackling some of the most common falsehoods about the NC pork industry in a series of blogs and a special report.

More than 25 percent of all North Carolina pork is exported.  Exports keep agriculture and our rural economy here at home strong and healthy. Learn more about this important economic engine and some of our top trading partners.

October 29, 2018

Fourth circuit rebukes district court judge and overturns gag order

In a sweeping ruling, a three-judge panel of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., overturned the gag rule issued by Judge Earl Britt just before the verdict in the second trial this summer. The gag order prevented Smithfield Foods and others from commenting on the federal lawsuits. In August, the North Carolina […]

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