Livestock haulers exempted from DOT rule

Livestock haulers will not be required to take a 30-minute rest break after eight hours of service, to protect the welfare of the animals. FULL STORY »

Pork Checkoff updates Youth PQA Plus program

Through its Youth Pork Quality Assurance Plus program (PQA), the National Pork Board will make training available to young producers so they can continue to earn the trust of consumers through transparency and training. FULL STORY »

Register now for SowBridge 2014

SowBridge program informs and educates owners, operators, managers and employees on important management topics. It's time to sign-up for the 2014 program. FULL STORY »

Iowa Pork Industry Center sets PQA Plus 2.0 Advisor session

Veterinarians and others in Iowa’s pork industry have the opportunity to become Pork Quality Assurance Plus 2.0 Advisors at a session offered at Iowa State University by the Iowa Pork Industry Center. FULL STORY »

Pork producers can renew PQA Plus certification online

New online learning systems allow producers access to the PQA Plus program from the comfort of their own home. FULL STORY »

PQA Plus certifications hit record highs

Since its inception in 1989, more than 59,000 pork producers nationwide have achieved PQA Plus-certification, and 28,000 young people have certified through the Youth PQA Plus program. FULL STORY »

Iowa Pork Industry Center adds PQA Plus 2.0 Advisor session

To meet continuing demand and the Aug. 31 deadline for advisor recertification under the newly revised Pork Quality Assurance Plus program, Iowa Pork Industry Center at Iowa State University has added a session FULL STORY »

Revamped PQA Plus program debuts

Revisions to the Pork Quality Assurance® Plus (PQA Plus®) program incorporate the 10 Good production Practices to align more closely with the We CareSM initiative and an online recertification option for participants. FULL STORY »

Pre-register for PQA Plus advisor training

With the launch of the new Pork Quality Assurance Plus 2.0 (PQA Plus) at the 2013 World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa, all PQA Plus advisors will need to be recertified by August to maintain their advisor status. FULL STORY »

Youth PQA Plus Program offered online for 2013

Young pork producers can learn about Good Production Practices thru an online tutorial. FULL STORY »

PQA Plus and TQA for hog farmers, transporters coming up

Pork Quality Assurance Plus (PQA Plus) and Transport Quality Assurance (TQA) certification programs for hog farmers and livestock transporters have been scheduled. FULL STORY »

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