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NC Pork Report – Winter 2022

  • Letter from the President: NC Pork continues to go above and beyond
  • Mythbuster: Lagoons
  • NC Pork uses State Fair to educate fairgoers about pork industry
  • NC pork industry loses a giant
  • Pork Chop Open brings in more than $17,000 for PAC
  • USDA approves Pork Checkoff rate decrease


NC Pork Report – Fall 2022

  • Letter from the President: Proud to be a ‘Family Farmer’
  • Mythbuster: Claims of Water Pollution are All Wet
  • Pork Leadership Group Takes Agvocacy to D.C.
  • Raleigh Filmmaker Releases Documentary About Hog Farm Nuisance Trials
  • 2022 Scholarship Recipients
  • Go to Polls in Style!
  • Time to Switch Focus to Coming Year



NC Pork Report – Summer 2022

  • Letter from the President: The Rising Cost of Just About Everything
  • NC A&T is showing it’s roots – It’s Ag Roots
  • Mythbuster: Health Claims
  • Cybersecurity tips for the farm
  • Pork Producers Press Politicians on Public Policy
  • Urban Audience Introduced to Modern Pig Farming




NC Pork Report – Spring 2022

  • Letter from the President: Proud to be a North Carolina Pig Farmer
  • Gavel passed to Porter to lead the NC Pork Council
  • NC Pork Producers Honored at Annual Awards Ceremony
  • Mythbuster: Air Quality
  • NC Pork announces first Pork Leadership Carolina class
  • Johnson Receives 2022 Paulson-Whitmore State Executive Award
  • Two From NC Taking Part in Pork Leadership Institute
  • NPPC Names New CEO





NC Pork Report – Winter 2021

  • Letter from the President: Hopeful for 2022 because of you
  • The Truth of the Matter Activist Claims Against RNG Projects are Full of Contradictions
  • Real Good Barbecue. Real Good Cause.
  • NC Pork Producers Honored at Annual Awards Ceremony
  • Junior Livestock Sale of Champions Draws $183,000 for Youth




NC Pork Report – Fall 2021

  • Letter from the President: In uncertain times, take solace that we’re in this together
  • We care: Animal care is still the main focus
  • Office of the State Veterinarian has new leadership
  • African swine fever confirmed in the Dominican Republic
  • USDA establishes new rules for importing dogs into the US
  • Summer of Cue supports local restaurants and food banks
  • NC Feral Swine Task Forces established to prevent a growing problem for farmers
  • Register now for November conference


NC Pork Report – Summer 2021

  • Letter from the President: Now is the perfect time to tell our story
  • NC has a new weapon in fight to maintain food safety and public health
  • Mason elected to National Pork Board
  • Summer of Cue returns to support local restaurants and food banks
  • Scholarship committee award five scholarships
  • Katelyn Lowery joins NC Pork Council staff
  • Save the dates for upcoming in-person events
  • Ag Department highlights biogas project



NC Pork Report – Spring 2021

  • Letter from the President: Let’s Keep the Momentum Going
  • Spotlight on We Care Principles: ENVIRONMENT
  • NC Pork Council gains new leadership
  • Meet Roy Lee
  • Vaccination is an Important Tool to Keep the Supply Chain Running
  • Court Upholds 2 Rulings in Pork Industry’s Favor
  • Virtual Give-A-Ham is a success
  • Scholarships available
  • Unfair shirts pay big for livestock programs
  • NC Pork mourns the loss of another Hall of Famer
  • NC Feral Swine Task Force recieves $2.6 million in grants


NC Pork Report – Winter 2020

  • Letter from the President: A Year to Forget, But One That I’ll Always Remember
  • The Truth of the Matter: Health Claims Against Hog Farms Don’t Add Up
  • New CEO Announced, Starts Work in January 2021
  • State Fair Canceled, but Youth Livestock Shows Go On
  • ‘Cue for the Crew in Clinton thanks frontline workers
  • National Pork Board launches AgView
  • National Pork Board elects officers
  • National Pork Board launches Pork as a Passport



NC Pork Report – Fall 2020

  • Letter from the President
  • Truth of the Matter: Meatpacking Plants Take Measures to Protect Workers, Feed America During COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Summer of ‘Cue takes participants on a culinary journey
  • James Lamb named NC Farmer of the Year
  • NC Pork appoints Gene Nemechek interim CEO
  • Maxwell Foods to close hog operations by mid-2021
  • NC Pork expands scholarship program
  • NC Pork Hall of Famer Bob Swaim passed away



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  • Letter from the President
  • Truth of the Matter: Warnings About Pig Farms Before Hurricanes are Often Off the Mark
  • David Herring reflects on his year as NPPC president
  • COVID-19 Impacts the North Carolina Pork Industry
  • NC Pork Council Substantially Increases College Scholarship Funding for 2020
  • NC Pork Industry and Whole Hog Barbecue Series Team Up to Provide 5,000 Meals




NC Pork Report – Spring 2020

  • Letter from the President
  • NC Pork Producers Honored at Annual Awards Ceremony
  • NPPC Heralds Signing of USMCA Agreement and Phase-One Trade Deal with China
  • Truth of the Matter: Claims On Air Odor Don’t Pass the Smell Test
  • ‘The Story of BBQ’ Presents the History of Pig Farming at Museums Throughout State
  • Faith Rests in the Appeals Court
  • NPPC Argues ‘Impossible Pork’ Violates Labeling Law
  • New Leadership Takes Helm of the NC Pork Council Board of Directors



NC Pork Report – Winter 2019

  • Letter from the President
  • An investment in our future
  • 2019 Whole Hog Barbecue Championship
  • NC Born and Bred Barrow tops NC State Fair Sale of Champions
  • Students receive NC Pork scholarship
  • Tar Heel Double Pork Challenge wows judges at fairs
  • 2019 Pork Chop Open
  • Study Shows Pig Farmers Improving Their Environmental Footprint Through Efficiencies


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  • Letter from the President
  • Will plants be the future of helping farmers remove sludge?
  • All Eyes on Richmond
  • Legislators take a farm tour
  • Annabelle Lundy Fetterman
  • NC Pork welcomes new communications specialist
  • NPPC launches keep America First in Agriculture campaign
  • Two from NC named to Pork Leadership Institute
  • Registration open for second Pig Welfare Symposium


NC Pork Report – Summer 2019

  • Letter from the President
  • Meet the newest NCPC board members
  • Hog Slat’s 50th anniversary
  • Study shows U.S. pig farmers making major sustainability progress
  • Hurricane season is underway
  • NC Pork Council continues to educate consumers with virtual reality
  • Wayne County teacher chosen for new pork-focused Kenan Fellowship
  • Pork Quality Assurance Plus Updated to Be More Effective
  • USDA ramps up ASF surveillance efforts
  • Farmers need to work on Secure Pork Supply plan to ensure business continuity
  • Been near livestock overseas? Tell SHIC if U.S. Customs does not perform secondary screening
  • How You can help protect against foreign animal diseases


NC Pork Report – Spring 2019

  • Letter from the President
  • North Carolina pig farmer receives national recognition as a next-generation leader
  • NC Pork Producers Honored At Annual Awards Ceremony
  • David Herring Elected President of National Pork Producers Council
  • Two million servings strong: Hams Across America tackles food insecurity
  • USDA Secretary Perdue visits NC hog farm
  • Pork industry honors Dr. Billy Flowers with the Distinguished Service Award
  • NC pork farmers earn national recognition


NC Pork Report – Winter 2018

  • Letter from the President
  • 4th Circuit rebukes district court judge and overturns gag order in nuisance trial
  • Chris Fineran grabs the state championship; David Hoffman takes home first people’s choice award
  • Junior Livestock Sale of Champions draws record $190,000
  • Mermelstein’s Grilled Pork Tenderloin Cubano wins Tar Heel Pork Challenge
  • Mark Your Calendars
  • Pork Chop Open Another Hole In One
  • Hurricane Florence and the Rain that Wouldn’t Stop


NC Pork Report – Fall 2018

  • Letter from the President
  • Industry News
    • FDA highlights altrenogest risks to farmers
    • Construction begins on NCDA&CS Agricultural Sciences Building
    • African Swine Fever discovered in China
  • Trial Update: Nuisance verdicts threaten NC’s pork industry
  • The fight for the right to farm in North Carolina
  • NCSU students receive national pork scholarships
  • Three students receive NCPC scholarships for new school year
  • Students grill their way to success in 4-H Pork Char-grill
  • Internship gives Smith a front-row seat
  • Take a tour at the fair
  • Mediterranean-style diet found to lower heart risk factors
  • Flaky Parmesan pork chops wins at the Mountain State Fair
  • Counties, municipalities support agriculture in face of frivolous lawsuits


NC Pork Report – Summer 2018

  • Letter from the President
  • Industry News
    • Fineran earns Pitmaster title two years in a row
    • Update: Optima KV is connected to the pipeline
    • Changes are being made to certification for youth livestock shows
    • DEQ settlement on Title VI
    • Hog lagoon buyout
  • Showing the world that We Care
  • Bladen County Livestock Association serves the pork industry


NC Pork Report – Spring 2018

  • Letter from the President
  • Industry News
    • NC Pork Conference a Success
    • NCPC has a new address
    • New Executive Committee elected to lead Board of Directors
    • Board welcomes new member
    • NC hog farmer appointed to state commission
  • 2017 Award Winners
  • SPECIAL REPORT: The Truth of the Matter


NC Pork Report – Winter 2017

  • Letter from the President
  • Industry News
  • Virtual Reality project debuted at the State Fair
  • New logo unveiled for the Pork Council
  • First of its kind renewable energy project
  • NCPC hosts recipe contests at the Mountain State Fair and State Fair
  • Whole Hog Barbecue Championship takes over South Street in Downtown Raleigh
  • Youth News: Jr. Livestock Sale of Champions draws record $182,500; Carolina Showmanship Swine Circuit wraps up another year


NC Pork Report – Fall 2017

  • Letter from the President
  • Industry News
  • Legislative Update
  • Profile: Brandon Hartman
  • Sustained Excellence in Swine Production
  • Youth News: Scholarship winners, student social forces, pork cookery winners



NC Pork Report – Summer 2017

  • Letter from the President
  • Industry News
  • Legislative Update
  • Living the “Barbecue Life”
  • Fulfilling the American Dream
  • A Family’s Legacy: Nahunta Pork Center




NC Pork Report – Spring 2017

  • Letter from the President
  • Industry News
  • A true partnership – Ballance family farm
  • NCPC’s leading all the way
  • 2017 NC Pork Conference
  • Honoring industry leaders
  • In the company of greatness




NC Pork Report – Winter 2016

  • Letter from the President
  • Industry News
  • Fourth Generation farmers nuturing the family land
  • 2016 NCPC Legislative update
  • Taking a break: Rep. Kenneth Waddell
  • Neese Sausage: An institution of the heart
  • NCPC is focused on education
  • Checkoff tools offer on-farm solutions
  • North Carolina youth were busy this summer


NC Pork Report – Fall 2016

  • Letter from the President
  • Industry News
  • Q&A with Andy Curliss
  • Team Kennedy
  • Serving the salt of the earth
  • Married to the farm
  • 2016 Pork Chop Open
  • Bluegrass & Barbecue
  • NC Youth showcased around the state
  • Winning pork recipes


NC Pork Report – Summer 2016

  • Letter from the President
  • Industry News
  • The Babe Ruth of BBQ
  • NCPC Contributing to Agriculture’s Next Generation of Leaders Through Warren Fellows Program
  • NCPC Profile: Returning to My Farming Roots
  • Sharing the Story of NC’s Hard-Working Farmers
  • Honoring Game-Changers in NC Agriculture
  • NCPC 20216 Scholarship Recipients
  • Youth Livestock Scholarships Awarded


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  • Message from the President: Finding Ways To Serve
  • Industry News
  • New Year, New Leadership
  • Celebrating, Coming Together for 60 Years
  • Recognizing Lifetime Contributions of Sonny Faison
  • James Lamb Honored for Outstanding Contributions
  • Megan Spence Epitomizes the Modern American Farmer
  • 4 Perspectives from the NCPC Internship Program


NC Pork Report – Winter 2015

  • Message from the President: Laying the Groundwork for Our Great Industry
  • Industry Newsmag cover
  • 2016 NC Pork Conference
  • Educating Fair-Goers about Pork and Pork Producers
  • Crock-Pot Pork Recipe Wins Tar Heel Pork Challenge
  • The NC State Plant Sciences Inititiave and Connect NC Bond
  • Slow Cooker Pork Featured at Mountain State Fair
  • Highlights from the Swine Shows and Jr. Livestock Sale of Champions
  • Alan Sharpe Inducted into NC State Fair Livestock Hall of Fame
  • Carolina Swine Showmanship Circuit Returns for 2015
  • The 2015 Whole Hog Championship Winners Announced
  • NC Barbecue Experience Returns to Raleigh


NC Pork Report – Fall 2015

  • Message from the President: Changing Seasons – NCPC Fully Engagedfall cover
  • Industry News
  • NCPC Launches Educational Campaign
  • Welcome to Our New Online Home
  • Profile: Megan Spence
  • 2016 NC Pork Conference
  • 6th Annual Livestock Lobby Day
  • NC Pork Producer Honors Former FFA Teacher
  • 2015 State 4-H Livestock Contest
  • Interns Learn Important Skills While Working in the Pork Industry
  • Employees Honored for Education Efforts
  • Junior Market Swine Show



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  • Message from the President: The Road to Success
  • Industry News
  • News from Pork Checkoff
  • China Trade Mission Includes NC Pork Producers
  • People in the News
  • Sharing Our Story
  • Flying Pig Challenge
  • NC Soybean Producers Association Exhibits at NC Agritourism Farms
  • NCPC Names 2015 Scholarship Winners


NC Pork ReportSpring 2015NC Pork Report - Spring 2015

  • Message from the President: Opportunity, Challenges, Learning, Teamwork and Success
  • Industry News
  • Introducing the 2015 Board of Directors
  • 2015 Pork Conference: Education, Networking, Fellowship and Fun
  • NCPC Names Bob Swain to Pork Industry Hall of Fame
  • Roddy Purser Named 2015 Pork All-American
  • Edward Dail Named 2015 Outstanding Pork Producer
  • Ray Simmons Named Environmental Steward Winner
  • Bacon Bash Brings Home the Bacon for NCPC PAC
  • 2015 Student Internship Program
  • 2015 North Carolina Pork Council Scholarship

NC Pork Report - Winter 2014



NC Pork ReportWinter 2014

  • Message from the President: Speak Up for Pork
  • Industry News
  • Whole Hog Barbecue Revisits Raleigh/Barbecue Experience
  • Tar Heel Pork Challenge
  • Lean Pork on the Menu in the Health-Promoting DASH Eating Plan
  • Recap of the NC State Fair
  • 2015 Conference/Bacon Bash
  • Livestock Sale of Champions at N.C. State Fair


NC Pork ReportFall 2014NC Pork Report - Fall 2014

  • Message From the President: Strategic Planning and Environmental Stewardship
  • Industry News
  • Pork Industry Steps Up to Help Camp Don Lee
  • General Assembly Wrap-Up
  • Sharing Our Story
  • National Pork Council’s Annual Fall Legislative Action Conference
  • Second Annual Ag Day at NC State
  • Farmland
  • 4-H Winners
  • Summer Interns


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  • Message From the President: Investing in Our Industry’s Future
  • Industry News
  • Future Bright for Swine Waste-to-Energy Technologies
  • Sharing Our Story …
  • Award Recipients Honored at 2014 AASV Annual Meeting
  • A Chef’s Life Wins a Peabody Award
  • NCPC to Expand Educational Exhibits at 2014 State Fair
  • 2014 Barbecue Championship Set for Bluegrass Festival
  • 2014 Livestock Lobby Day — A Fun and Important Way to Reach Lawmakers
  • Third Annual Flying Pig Challenge a Big Bang for NCPC PAC
  • Save the Date! 2014 Pork Chop Open
  • NCPC Names 2014 Scholarship Winners


NC Pork ReportSpring 2014

  • Message From the President: Proudly Speaking Up for Pork
  • Industry NewsNC Pork Report - Spring 2014
  • Introducing the 2014 Board of Directors
  • 2014 Pork Conference a Time for Learning, Fellowship and Honors
  • 2014 Pork Chop Open — Friday, September 19
  • G. Simmons Is Newest Member of NCPC Hall of Fame
  • 2014 Pork All-American Is Brandon Warren
  • 2014 Outstanding Pork Producer Is the Sauls Family
  • NCPC Names Jeff Spedding Environmental Steward Winner
  • Richard Eason Named Recipient of the 2014 Lois Britt Service Award
  • Bacon Bash Brings Home the Bacon for NCPC PAC
  • Celebrating 100 Years … Happy Birthday Extension!
  • 3rd Annual Swine Shoot-Out Sporting Clays Challenge
  • 2014 Student Internship Program
  • 2014 North Carolina Pork Council Scholarship

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