Pork producer pride

“I have pork producer pride, yes I do. I have pork producer pride, how ’bout you?”

This isn’t the type of chant that you would hear at a football game or maybe not at any time, but I do have pork producer pride for many reasons.

With high input costs of the pork industry, the outbreak of the H1N1 virus and other factors affecting pork producers across the nation, they have a right to be low in spirits. But the wonderful thing about pork producers is that they are keeping their heads up, still working hard to promote their safe and healthy pork products. Pork producers are still in it together.

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RFD-TV to feature a Conversation About Pork on October 12

What’s the latest on the H1N1 flu? What are pork producers doing to be prepared? Is the economic forecast for the nation’s pork industry getting any better? Viewers of RFD-TV will have an opportunity to get answers to those questions and more on Monday, Oct. 12, when the Pork Checkoff will sponsor an hour-long program that includes the opportunity for viewers to call in questions.

Long-time farm broadcaster Max Armstrong will be the host for “RFD-Live: A Conversation About Pork,” which will air at 7 p.m. (Central Daylight Time). Scheduled guests include: Dr. Steve Meyer, an agricultural economist; Chris Novak, chief executive officer of the National Pork Board; Dr. Paul Sundberg, vice president of science and technology at the National Pork Board; and Wathina Luthi, an Oklahoma pork producer.

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October is National Pork Month

At Husker Harvest Days, Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman signed the Nebraska Pork Producers Association Proclomation declaring October as National Pork Month.  NPPA is proud to be a part of this great achievement for all Nebraska pork producers. 

Celebrate with us and all pork producers by trying out new pork recipes because what else do you do during Pork Month?! Visit www.nepork.org or www.theotherwhitemeat.org for great recipes that the whole family can enjoy.

My personal favorite that is easy and only takes 30 minutes to prepare and cook is called “Brandy Braised Pork Tenderloin.” I found the recipe on www.theotherwhitemeat.org site and have used it several times.  For those of us who can’t grill, I definitely recommend this tasty dish because you don’ t need a grill – the work is done all inside so check out this yummy recipe.