The Minnesota Pork Board offers unique value to producers and consumers through research, education, and promotion of pork. We work to elevate the confidence of Minnesota consumers in pork and the families who raise it.
The Minnesota Pork Board is funded by the 3,000 pork farming families in Minnesota through the Pork Checkoff and receives USDA Oversight.
What is Pork Checkoff funding?
U.S. pig farmers and importers pay 40 cents per $100 of value when pigs are sold and when pigs or pork products are brought into the United States.
A percentage of the annual Pork Checkoff collections return to the state where the funding originated. Minnesota’s return is 17 percent of the total amount collected in the state. An outside auditor annually reviews the spending of Minnesota’s Pork Checkoff dollars to assure the money is used in accordance with federal law.