Pork producers across the state and nation have once again marked October as National Pork Month.  Missouri Pork Association Executive Director Don Nikodim explains why October is the chosen month to celebrate the porcine protein.

Nikodim says several events around the state highlight the benefits of pork on the dinner plate, not just during Pork Month.

Don Nikodim of the Missouri Pork Association adds that the group provided lunch recently for staff at the Missouri Department of Agriculture’s offices, where Governor Mike Parson issued his annual proclamation recognizing National Pork Month.