Governor Parson Designates October as Pork Month

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Missouri Governor Mike Parson has proclaimed October as Pork Month in the state of Missouri, in recognition of the high-quality pork produced by Missouri pig farmers and their families. Missouri’s pork industry ranks sixth in the nation and contributes nearly $800 million to the state’s economy annually.

Tremendous progress has been made in the pork industry through research in genetics, resulting in an economical and nutritious product for today’s consumers. Pork producers across the country continue to make progress in overall sustainability by being more efficient every day.

Missouri Director of Agriculture Chris Chinn, members of the Missouri Pork Association and industry leaders joined for the Pork Month proclamation ceremony at the Missouri Department of Agriculture.

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