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Hot Topics for Pork Producers

The following resources have been vetted by NPB and shared to connect producers and others in the pork industry with the best information on the latest situations. This includes:

  • Emergency planning tools
  • Recommended control measures
  • Trusted external resources

Pork Checkoff Weekly Update

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Mental Health Resources

Long hours, physical labor, financial stress, isolation, and uncertainty due to weather and market conditions — these factors can contribute to increased stress, anxiety and depression among farmers.  
It’s important to take the time to check in with yourself, your family and your neighbors.

Influenza Prevention & Preparedness

New cases of Influenza A have been detected in both livestock and humans. As pork producers, understanding the potential threat of influenza viruses in our industry is crucial.  Although Influenza A (H5N1) virus has not been confirmed in U.S. swine herds at this time, it is recommended that producers implement biosecurity measures to help reduce the potential spread.

African Swine Fever Prevention and Preparedness

U.S. pork producers must take the necessary steps to protect their farms and the domestic pork industry from the threat of African swine fever (ASF).

The Pork Checkoff has taken a leading role in collaborating with multiple government and industry partners to protect the U.S. from ASF.

Crisis Resources for Producers

For Questions Or Additional Support

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