Pork Checkoff Fuels Exports

Sales of U.S. pork abroad have shown healthy gains in 2000. Before long, the U.S. could become the world's top pork trader."Checkoff-funded promotions to market pork under the U.S. Pork Seal have helped create awareness that U.S. pork offers consistent high quality and wholesomeness," says R.H. "Moe" Mohesky, a North Carolina pork producer and chair of the National Pork Producers Council's (NPPC)

Sales of U.S. pork abroad have shown healthy gains in 2000. Before long, the U.S. could become the world's top pork trader.

"Checkoff-funded promotions to market pork under the U.S. Pork Seal have helped create awareness that U.S. pork offers consistent high quality and wholesomeness," says R.H. "Moe" Mohesky, a North Carolina pork producer and chair of the National Pork Producers Council's (NPPC) Trade Committee.

For the first five months of this year, pork exports are up 14% over the same period last year. Notably, pork exports to Mexico are up 100% and to Japan 11%. Value of all pork and pork variety meats is up 23%.

Declares Mohesky: "The position as the world's largest pork exporter is clearly within our reach. We need to continue aggressively developing our global markets under the U.S. Pork brand. Checkoff-funded export promotions provide the tools to make U.S. pork producers the number one provider of pork to the world."