Published On: 05/04/2022Categories: Agbiosciences, AgTech, Entrepreneurs, Industry News

National Pork Board Offers $46K for Top Innovators in Challenge

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With foreign animal disease such as African swine fever closer than ever to the United States, the National Pork Board has launched its first-ever innovation challenge that deals with the potential need of mass carcass disposal. The challenge is seeking new and innovative methods of pig mortality disposal that go beyond the existing methods of burial, incineration, composting and landfills and provide pig farmers with more options. Those who successfully submit ideas through the challenge’s four tiers receive increasing monetary awards, meaning top innovators could receive up to $46,000. NPB will accept entries through July. For more information and rules, visit