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Vol. 15   Issue 4
May 27, 2015



Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) is needed to finalize free trade agreements, such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, that boost U.S. pork exports and supports millions of jobs throughout the country. Now that the Senate has approved it, the House must act quickly to pass TPA. (Click here to urge your representative to vote for TPA.) 

Farmland is coming to the NC Museum of History 

A free screening of Farmland will be held at the NC Museum of History in downtown Raleigh this Friday, May 29th at 7:00 pm.


 Farmland is a documentary film about agriculture in the United States that was funded by the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance. Award-winning director James Moll traveled across the country to meet six farmers and ranchers and have them tell their stories about their experiences in and views on modern agriculture. 

The movie will be followed by a question and answer session with some North Carolina farmers moderated by Lisa Prince of "Flavors NC" on UNC-TV.

Find out more about the screening and the museum's efforts to share the story of North Carolina agriculture at: 

The NC Museum of History is at: 5 East Edenton Street - Raleigh, NC 27601.

UPDATE: OIC credits from NC Pork Conference


We heard from a few of you that the operator-in-charge credits you earned during the continuing education seminars at the NC Pork Conference have not posted to your record. We have followed up on that issue and those credits should be posted and reflected on your record by early June.

Pork Management Conference: June 16-19 in New Orleans



The 2015 Pork Management Conference is suited for, but not limited to, producers, owners, growers, packers, CFO's, CEO's, HR/Safety directors, controllers, accountants, risk managers, and allied industry. The objective for the conference is to expand your industry knowledge, financial sophistication, industry outlook, latest industry trends, and help you anticipate future challenges while networking with industry leaders and creating a vision.

Conference Registration is $395 BUT INCREASES AFTER MAY 29 TO $435. For complete details, including agenda, speakers and hotel information, go to: 

Livestock Lobby Day Coming In June


American Flag Please make plans to join us for Livestock Lobby Day at the NC General Assembly on June 16th.

More information will be available soon.

First Ever...

Got to Be NC Show Pig Sale


Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 20 when the inaugural "Got to be NC Show Pig Sale" will be held at the Wilson County Fairgrounds. The sale is scheduled for 5 pm with pre-sale viewing starting at 3 pm.


For anyone who is looking for pigs for the fall show season or wants to be eligible for the NC Born and Bred market hog division at the State Fair, this is a great opportunity! And in case you missed it, the 2014 NC Born and Bred champion barrow sold for $11,000!

Be sure to take a look at the website,, for more details, including a list of consignors.

The North Carolina Pork Council. We bring a lot to the table.