Pork News

Phillips of Eureka Named IL Pork Industry’s Employee of the Year

10.6.2021

The Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) has selected the first ever Employee Spotlight of the Year, Dan Phillips. He and wife, Nicole, live near Eureka with their son Riley (14).   IPPA started the “Employee...
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23 Illinois High Schools Receive Grant to Use Pork in Culinary Classrooms

9.22.2021

23 Illinois High Schools Receive Grant to Use Pork in Culinary Classrooms   SPRINGFIELD, ILL. – The Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) is proud to announce 23 recipients of the IPPA Food Service Grant for the fall of 2021....
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Rural Dictionary With Eric Stonestreet

9.9.21

Your Pork Checkoff is partnering with Emmy Award-winning actor Eric Stonestreet to dispel common misconceptions about pork production through the creation of the Rural Dictionary campaign. This video series works to redefine common pig-related...
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Virtual Pig Barn Tours

9.1.21

IPPA has teamed up with the LEAP Foundation to bring a pig farm to YOUR CLASSROOM! That's right - a FREE virtual farm tour is coming to you in October.   Dates you can register for: Monday, 10/18/21 @ 10:00 AM Tuesday, 10/19/21...
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Pork & Pigskins Championship

8.27.21

High school football is in the air in Illinois, which means the smell of concession stand porkchop sandwiches on the grill isn’t far behind. The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) is teaming up with the Illinois Pork Producers...
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IPPA Announces 2021 Scholarship Winners

5.19.21

Each year, the Illinois Pork Producers Association offers scholarships to students pursuing a higher education degree, at a two or four-year institution, who have an interest in the pork industry. Recipients are selected based on activities, IPPA...
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Tree Buffer Cost-Share Re-Launches for 2021

4.23.21

Pig farmers in Illinois have the opportunity to take part in a tree buffer cost-share program. The Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) is offering this incentive for farmers to implement fresh landscaping on their pig farms. Pig farmers...
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Illinois Pork, Corn, Soybean Groups Donate 4,100 pounds of Pork to Eastern Illinois Foodbank

4.19.2021

Everyday food banks provide access to healthy and nutritious food to keep families across Illinois from going to bed hungry. As part of the Pork Power: Partnering to Fight Hunger in Illinois campaign, the Illinois Pork Producers...
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2021 ILLI Registration Opens

4.1.2021

SPRINGFIELD, ILL. – Formerly known as the Illinois Pork Leadership Institute, the Illinois Livestock Leadership Institute (ILLI) is now a combined effort of the Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA), the Illinois Beef Association...
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Pork Power Reaches 100K Pound Goal in 2020

1.11.2021

Illinois Pork and Commodity Groups Donated More Than 101,000 Pounds of Pork to Illinois Food Banks in 2020   Donation marks over 3 million servings to date   SPRINGFIELD, ILL. – As part of Pork Power: Partnering to...
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Together We Have

5.4.2020

During these unprecedented times that COVID-19 has presented us with, pig farmers are facing an overstock of market-ready animals who were destined for harvest but unable to get there. At the same time, our state is facing an extra need for protein...
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Local Highland Seamstress and Pig Farmer Sews Over 1,300 Masks for Community

4.30.20

Local Highland Seamstress and Pig Farmer Sews Over 1,300 Masks for Community   Tammy Brink is well known in her community for her sewing abilities. You can likely find her at the Buckle store in Fairview Heights hemming jeans for local...
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The Road From Farm to Table

Purdue University

Want to better understand the food supply system and why there's currenty a disruption?     The questions and answers in this article provide background and insight into how COVID-19 is impacting the food supply chain and animal...
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IL Pig Farmers Applaud the President’s Implementation of the Defense Production Act for Meat & Poultry

4.29.20

This press release is in regards to the Executive Order put in place by the President on April 28th, 2020.   IL Pig Farmers Applaud the President’s Implementation of the Defense Production Act for Meat &...
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Pig Farmers Rally Together to Gift Pork

3.30.20

Pig Farmers Rally Together to Gift 20K Pounds of Pork to Regional Food Banks in Illinois   During a time of uncertainty and closures, Illinois pig farmers are more concerned about feeding others than their individual worries. While grocery...
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Quarterly Hogs & Pigs Report March 2020

3.26.20

Find the full Quarterly Hogs & Pigs Report here. Read the executive summary here.    Released March 26, 2020   Illinois Hogs and Pigs Illinois inventory of all hogs and pigs on March 1, 2020 was 5.40 million head, down 1...
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FMCSA expands emergency declaration

includes livestock movement

3.19.2020   Due to the COVID-19 emergency relief effort, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has exempted livestock haulers from compliance with federal Hours of Service rules that limit drive time until at least April 12. Drivers...
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