America’s Pig Farmers
Today’s pig farms combine the best traditional farming practices with the benefits of modern technology. Over the last several decades, advancements in farming methods, technology and economics have significantly transformed farming and the way we raise pigs. Throughout this change there has been a constant: Our mission to produce safe, nutritious food in a responsible and sustainable manner.
America’s pig farmers are diverse in their types and size, but we are all committed to continuous improvement and doing what’s right. Learn more about the types of U.S. pig farms, where U.S. pig farms are located and how our farmers embrace We Care.
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Real Pig Farming
Our Real Pig Farming blog unites pig farmers, academics, youth, veterinarians and allied industry members to discuss – in their words – how modern pork production really works and how they embrace responsible and sustainable pig farming.
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1 U.S. Department of Agriculture. America’s Diverse Family Farms, 2018 Edition. December 2018. https://www.ers.usda.gov/webdocs/publications/90985/eib-203.pdf?v=9520.4
2 ”Pork Facts.” National Pork Producers Council. http://nppc.org/pork-facts/.
3 USDA, Hogs and Pigs Report (December 1977-2002); Livestock Operations (April 2004); and Secretary Vilsack Announces National Pork Board Appointments (2014).
4 National Pork Board.