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October is National Pork Month!

August 20, 2014
Family on a tractor.

October may be the month of candy, costumes, and trick-or-treating, but it is also the month of pork. October is National Pork Month in the US. Traditionally, this was the time of the year when pigs were to be marketed. Now we use this time of the year to thank producers for everything they do for the agriculture industry.

Pork is the most consumed meat globally, so pork producers play a major role in helping us feed the world. Each market hog represents about 371 servings of pork. That makes for hundreds of meals that feed families from the US all the way to China, and plenty of places in between.

As the global population continues to grow, pork producers will play an even more important role in the future. As this demand increases, pork producers continue to grow the industry and enhance their production methods. This is one of the many reasons why the ham sandwich continues to reign as king of the sandwiches served at home.

So this month, make sure to thank your pork-producing friends and family for all of their hard work!