September 26, 2023

Governor Mike Parson proclaims October as Pork Month in Missouri

The official proclamation has been presented to Missouri Pork Association.


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 seventh in the nation and contributes nearly $800 million to the state’s economy annually.

“Missouri continues to be a leader in United States pork production, and we are proud to recognize the industry,” said Governor Mike Parson. “Missouri pork producers provide nutritious protein for people across the country and around the globe. Their commitment to quality should be celebrated every day, especially during Pork Month.”

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.

“It is our responsibility to produce a safe, nutritious and sustainable protein for families across the United States and the world,” said Adam Dohrman, chairman of the Missouri Pork Association Board of Directors. “That’s why pig farmers are working to make pork a leading sustainable protein by caring for the animals and the environment with the highest ethical standards, in October and all year round.”

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.

“Missouri’s pork producers work hard every day to make sure they are providing quality products for consumers across town and across the globe,” said Director of Agriculture Chris Chinn. “Thank you to Governor Parson for honoring our state’s farmers, who continue to innovate and increase efficiency.”

To learn more about Pork Month and the Missouri pork industry, visit

For more information about the Missouri Department of Agriculture and its programs, visit the Department online at Agriculture.Mo.Gov.