Illinois Pork Producers Association news
The Illinois Pork Producers Association celebrated reaching 1 million pounds of pork donated to regional food banks through its Pork Power program at the place where it all started 14 years ago.
For the past year, Thomas Titus has added “president” to his already lengthy list of titles that include dad, husband, showpig producer and pork producer. Titus has served as president of the Illinois Pork Producers Association.
In 2008, pork producers across the country were suffering, Phil Borgic and Mike Haag among them. Both farmers, Borgic, of rural Montgomery County, and Haag, of rural Livingston County, were members of the Illinois Pork Producers Association board of directors.
Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom program remains a trusted resource for children to learn about agriculture, and the program recently received funding to continue classroom lessons thanks to IAA Foundation grants to local county coalitions.
Transparency is among the priorities of the Illinois Pork Producers Association in its efforts to promote the consumers’ preference for “the other white meat.”
The Illinois Soybean Association kicked off our new fiscal year with a slate full of promising and purposeful projects that place Illinois soybean farmers’ profitability as a top priority by growing opportunities for soybean uses, markets, accessibility and demand.
Illinois Corn is celebrating being named as a valued partner in multiple projects funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities program.
Crop insurance protection, market access and nutrition programs were among the top priorities expressed in a farm bill listening session held during the Illinois State Fair’s Agriculture Day.
With the U.S. truck driver shortage at an all-time high, the Illinois Pork Producers Association is promoting a scholarship program for applicants seeking to obtain or renew their commercial driver’s license in Illinois.
The Illinois Farm Families Coalition’s consumer engagement campaign to build trust in Illinois farmers and their farming practices was the recipient of the Public Relations Society of America’s prestigious Silver Anvil Award in the “Reputation Management” category.
Leadership from four Illinois commodity groups and Illinois Farm Bureau advocated for an increase in the Illinois state budget request by $750,000 from the General Assembly’s fiscal year 2023 budget toward the Illinois Department of Agriculture.
Illinois is known for two things: the high-quality products it feeds to the world and the high-quality growers who make it happen.
Illinois Soybean Association has named Eileen Urish as trade and exports manager.
It’s been said two heads are better than one. The Illinois Soybean Association and IL Corn will put that theory to test at this year’s Farm Progress Show, together sharing our priorities and people so we can deliver twice the impact during this one, great event.