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Pork board gears up for increased export promotions

Pork board gears up for increased export promotions
With domestic pork supplies rising, the National Pork Board has increased its export promotion budget to expand overseas sales

With large pork production expected in 2017, it’s important that the pork industry reach out to export partners to expand sales abroad.

"Ninety-six percent of our population lives outside of the United States. This means we have a huge op­­portunity for pork exports in feeding that population," said Becca Nep­ple, vice president of international marketing for the National Pork Board.

In 2016, 5.1 billion pounds of pork and pork variety meats valued at $5.94 billion were exported, up 8 percent and 7 percent respectively from 2015, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).




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