October is National Pork Month

October brings bright fall colors and trick-or-treating, but the autumn month also celebrates an important U.S. commodity – pork.

National Pork Month began as a way to promote the product when the animals came to market. Today, the month also focuses on the nation’s hardworking pig farmers and the continued environmental efforts they make. A study conducted by clean energy development company, the Camco Group, shows U.S. pig farmers have nearly doubled production during the past 50 years, while cutting water usage by 41 percent and reducing their carbon footprint by 35 percent.

Source: Illinois Farm Bureau