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NPCC Cancels 2019 World Pork Expo as Precaution

NPCC Cancels 2019 World Pork Expo as Precaution

Source: NPCC.org Risk of African Swine Fever Introduction to U.S. Herd Considered Negligible; Decision Made Out of An Abundance of Caution    Des Moines, IA, April 10, 2019 – The National Pork Producers Council’s board of directors today announced its decision to cancel World Pork Expo 2019

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New study confirms pork industry using less land, water, energy

New study confirms pork industry using less land, water, energy

Unlike previous studies, this research accounts for global warming potential and the use of dried distillers grains in many swine rations. Source: National Pork Board | Jan 08, 2019 A new study from the University of Arkansas has confirmed what many have known for some time –

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Minnesota closing in on No. 2 spot for hog production

Minnesota closing in on No. 2 spot for hog production

Source: Minnesota Star Tribune By: Adam Belz Minnesota’s hog population continues to grow and the state may soon surpass North Carolina to become the nation’s second-largest pork producer. Iowa remains far ahead as the top producer. Minnesota is closing in on North Carolina to be the second-largest hog-producing

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It’s A Small World, After All

It’s A Small World, After All

By: Christensen Farms CEO, Glenn Stolt I recently participated in the National Pork Board’s International Marketing Committee ten-day immersion mission to Asia. While in Hong Kong we met with forty of their largest importers—the people that decide whether our U.S. pork and pork products are the ones

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Christensen Farms Donates $25,000 to Food Banks Throughout the Midwest

Christensen Farms Donates $25,000 to Food Banks Throughout the Midwest

Sleepy Eye, Minn. – Throughout the weeks of June 24 to July 3, Christensen Farms, one of the largest family-owned pork producers in the country, donated a total of $25,000 to food banks across the Midwest. The organization collaborated with local food banks in 11 communities in

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Minnesota Pork Producers Watching Chinese Trade Dispute Closely

Minnesota Pork Producers Watching Chinese Trade Dispute Closely

On Friday, March 23, Glenn Stolt, CEO of Christensen Farms and Feedlots, Inc. (CF), sat down with KTSP of Minneapolis/St. Paul to discuss the recent tariffs ordered by President Trump. To view the complete video, please click here or view the transcript below. Source: KTSP Fears over

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Seaboard Triumph Foods begins hiring for second shift

Seaboard Triumph Foods begins hiring for second shift

Source: NationalHogFarmer.com, by Kevin Schulz Seaboard Triumph Foods began commercial operations at its Sioux City, Iowa, last September, and now the plant is in the process of gearing up for a second shift. According to an article on KTIV.com, Seaboard Triumph Foods has begun hiring for a

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Triumph donates 32,000 pounds of meat to food bank

Triumph donates 32,000 pounds of meat to food bank

Source: News Press Now Triumph Foods has given a 32,700-pound donation of meat to Second Harvest Community Food Bank. The donation of pork butts, spareribs, hams, sirloins and other cuts of meat is enough food to help provide over 130,000 meals across the 19 counties Second Harvest

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Low-stress livestock handling makes safety and economic sense

Low-stress livestock handling makes safety and economic sense

Source: Agweek, by Jenny Schlecht JoDee Haala grew up with horses. Now the director of animal well being with Minnesota’s Christensen Farms, one of the largest, family-owned pork producers in the U.S., she often reflects on a common piece of horse wisdom: It’s rarely the horse. It’s usually

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Pig farmers give #HamsAcrossAmerica on #GivingTuesday

Pig farmers give #HamsAcrossAmerica on #GivingTuesday

Source: AGDAILY The National Pork Board, the Iowa Pork Producers Association, Smithfield Foods, and PrairieFresh Premium Pork joined forces to launch the second annual #HamsAcrossAmerica campaign today. The organizations hosted a kickoff event, on Giving Tuesday, to serve clients of the Central Iowa Shelter and Services and

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