Pork News

18th Annual Pork Chop Open

2023 PCO Fillable Registration...
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IPPA Offers New Resource Guide


IPPA OFFERS NEW RESOURCE GUIDE FOR PRODUCERS HIRING INTERNATIONAL WORKERS Labor continues to be a challenge. Even as hog farm wages...
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NPPC Q2 Economic Update


The NPPC Q2 Economic Update is now available and provides a snapshot of current trends and explores market conditions within our industry. As pork industry stakeholders, you understand that many factors impact production from quarter to quarter and...
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Love Fridge


IPPA and the Illinois Farm Families coalition were joined by farmer volunteers on February 9th to raise awareness about food accessibility and donate nutritious food to those in need across Chicago for The Love Fridge Chicago Initiative. The...
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Meet the DeDecker Family - IL Pork Family of the Year 2023


Each year, the Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) honors a pork producing family who has contributed to the long-term success of the industry through leadership and pork promotion on the local and state levels. In 2023, IPPA proudly...
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IL Pork Producers Association Announces New Board Members


The 2023 Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) delegate body recently elected four At-Large Directors and three new District Directors. The IPPA board consists of six district representatives, twelve At-Large positions, and representatives...
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Lydia Oker Named 2023 Illinois Pork Ambassador


Lydia Oker has been selected as the next IL Pork Ambassador.   Lydia Oker is from Sandwich, Illinois and is a sophomore at Colorado State University pursuing a double major in Agribusiness and Political Science with a concentration on Global...
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NPPC Q1 Economic Update


Here is a brief summary of each section in the NPPC Q1 report: Consumer Pork Demand: Strength of domestic demand in 2023 will depend on many factors, including how rising interest rates and high prices for household necessities impact...
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Over 1 Million Pounds of Pork Donated


December was an incredible month for our Pork Power program! On December 1st, IPPA president elect, Chad Leman, was joined by Illinois Corn Marketing Board Director, Dale Haudrich, as well as staff members from the Illinois Pork Producers...
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Give-A-Ham Challenge


On November 29, IPPA president, Thomas Titus, presented 180 half boneless hams to Lt. Col. Michael Legler of the IL Army & Reserve Air National Guard based out of Springfield as part of the Give-A-Ham Challenge. Legler arranged for 13 military...
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