2023 will begin with more bacon staying in pork producers’ pockets. Beginning January 1st, the rate collected for the Pork Checkoff will drop by a nickel, to 35 cents per $100 of value. Payments are collected for all pigs sold with a change of ownership, whether it’s the sale of weaned pigs, breeding age animals, or at the final market destination. Delegates approved the change at this year’s Pork Industry Forum. The rate change was recommended by a task force of 19 leaders from the National Pork Board, National Pork Producers Council, and various state associations.