America’s pork producers supply the highest quality and safest pork in the world. We’ve earned the trust of generations of consumers by delivering on our promise to produce pork responsibly.




In 1989, pork producers developed the Pork Quality Assurance®program, a producer education and certification program to reduce the risk of violative animal health product residues in pork. In 2007, the program was enhanced and became known as Pork Quality Assurance Plus (PQA Plus®). PQA Plus is a producer-driven program they can use to ensure U.S. pork products are of the highest quality and safe, and animals raised for food are cared for in a way ensuring their well-being.



The Pork Checkoff’s Operation Main Street speakers are headed back to high schools, technical colleges and junior colleges this fall with a new way to speak out for the pork industry and agriculture. They are showing the new Farmland documentary produced by the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance and supported by the Pork Checkoff.



October 21, 2015

What You Should Know About Antibiotic Changes

By Mike King It’s official. With the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issuing the Veterinary Feed Directive(VFD) final rule on antibiotic use, the countdown has begun for the nation’s livestock producers, veterinarians and feed providers to come into compliance by December 2016. Fortunately, through their Pork Checkoff, America’s pig farmers already may have […]

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