Press Releases

IL Pig Farmers Provide Needed Nutrition to Area Food Pantry_Peoria

10.4.17

PEORIA, ILL. – Local pig farmers in the Peoria area recently gifted the Midwest Food Bank with over 100 pounds of ground pork. The donation of pork was generously provided by the Young Leaders of the Peoria County Farm Bureau. The cost of...
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IL Pig Farmer Provides Needed Nutrition to Area Food Pantry_Metamora

10.4.17

METAMORA, ILL. – A local pig farmer recently gifted the Open Arms Food Pantry with over 200 pounds of ground pork. The food pantry is a program of the Metamora Mennonite Church. The donation of pork was generously provided by Zehr Farms in...
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Recruitment Begins for IL Pork Future Leaders Program

10.2.17

As the pork industry continues to evolve, the Illinois Pork Producers Association recognizes the need to focus on the future by finding and educating young talent that will take the helm as tomorrow's leaders. Whether they serve on...
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IL Pig Farmers Promote Pork in Washington, D.C.

9.15.17

SPRINGFIELD, ILL. – Eight representatives from the Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) traveled to Washington, D.C. for two days as part of the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) legislative action conference.   While there,...
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Illinois Pig Farmers Implementing Tree Buffers Across the State

9.6.17

SPRINGFIELD, ILL. – Pig farmers in Illinois have the opportunity to take part in a tree buffer cost share program. The Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) and Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB) are offering this incentive for farmers to...
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 The Pork Patio – An Illinois State Fair Tradition

7.24.2017

SPRINGFIELD, ILL – For many, coming to the Pork Patio during the Illinois State Fair has been a tradition for over 30 years.  This year, fairgoers can get their favorite pork products from August 10-20 during the fair.   There is a...
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Sport a Bacon T-shirt to Help Fight Hunger in Illinois

7.24.2017

SPRINGFIELD, ILL – The bacon t-shirts are back at the Pork Patio this year! Fairgoers are encouraged to join the Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) to help fight hunger throughout Illinois. With a $10 donation, fairgoers will receive...
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Visit the Piglets on Parade Birthing Center at the IL State Fair

7.24.2017

SPRINGFIELD, ILL – Illinois State Fair attendees will have the opportunity to visit the popular Piglets on Parade Birthing Center again this year.  The center, which is sponsored by the Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) and...
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New “Pork Twister” to be Inaugurated at the Pork Patio

7.24.207

SPRINGFIELD, ILL. – For many, coming to the Pork Patio during the fair has been a tradition for over 30 years. This year, fairgoers can enjoy classics as well as the latest item. A tasty new pork product will be on the menu at the Pork Patio...
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Peoria Area Foodbank Receives 600 Pounds of Pork from Local Pig Farmer

7.7.2017

PEORIA, ILL. —The Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA), Illinois Corn Marketing Board (ICMB) and the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) recently gifted the Peoria Area Food Bank with 600 pounds of ground pork.   Millions of...
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Riverbend Foodbank Receives Over 500 Pounds of Pork from Local Pig Farmers

7.7.2017

DAVENPORT, IA — Did you know that millions of Americans are living with food insecurity? But what is food insecurity? Food insecurity refers to USDA’s measure of lack of access, at times, to enough food for an active, healthy life for...
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Gathman Open House

6.15.2017

Young Farmer Brings Livestock to the Family Farm   Andy Gathman, a young farmer from Mason County and recent graduate from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, has found ways to come back to the family farm full time. Neighbors and...
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Farmweld Hosts International Tour

6.6.2017

TEUTOPOLIS, Illinois, June 5, 2017 – Farmweld hosted an International Tour of pork producers and veterinarians from five countries: China, Mexico, Myanmar, Vietnam and Ecuador on their way to World Pork Expo in Des Moines, IA.  Illinois...
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New Marketing Manager Announced

6.1.2017

SPRINGFIELD -- The Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) announces the appointment of Katlyn Puclik-Baker as the new Marketing Manager.   Since August 2015, Puclik-Baker has served as the Development & Marketing Manager for the...
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Sow Farm Tour Attracts Over 500 Visitors

4.27.2017

WENONA, Ill. - Sandy Creek Lane sow farm in Marshall County welcomed the community to an Open House on April 26. The farm, which consists of three barns, sits on five acres of land Northwest of Wenona and will be home to 5,600 sows. Once the farm is...
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Illinois Pork Producers Advocate for the Industry in Washington D.C.

4.17.2017

Illinois Pork Producers Advocate for the Industry in Washington D.C.  Springfield, Ill. – Five representatives from the Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) traveled to Washington D.C. for two days as part of the National Pork...
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The Clark Family Adds Livestock to The Family Farm

4.7.2017

The Clark Family Adds Livestock to The Family Farm   ROSSVILLE, IL – Carl and Jody Clark, third generation farmers in Vermilion County, hosted an Open House for their two new 4,100 head wean to finish hog barns on April 6th. The...
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Illinois Pig Farmers Serve up BLT Sandwiches at the State Capitol

3.30.2017

Illinois Pig Farmers Serve up BLT Sandwiches at the State Capitol   Illinois Pork Producers Association members, from left, Alan Hays of Christian County, Chris West of Menard County, Brent Scholl of Lee County and Phil Borgic of...
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IL Pork Producers & IL Dept. of Agriculture Coordinate Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) Crisis Drill in Springfield

3.28.2017

IL Pork Producers & IL Dept. of Agriculture Coordinate Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) Crisis Drill in Springfield     Springfield, Ill. – The deliberate or accidental introduction of a highly contagious foreign animal disease,...
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