Pork News

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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