Livestock is our biggest consumer and that’s not a fact that Illinois Corn takes lightly. Our work to maintain a healthy livestock industry does have to be a balance though between what we can do ourselves and what is best done through the livestock associations with our support.
ICMB has been active with the Illinois Pork Producers Association, supporting their efforts to feed the hungry and generate positive conversations about livestock farming. Pork Power is in its eighth year and has donated 437,000 pounds of pork, equalling 1.75 million servings! We have also worked with IPPA on their DaBurger promotion which combines public relations and consumer education with pork promotion and grocery store education … Read More »
Our largest budget items as pertain to livestock are the Illinois Corn Marketing Board’s annual sponsorship of the U.S. Meat Export Federation and the U.S.A. Poultry and Egg Export Council. Both these groups seek to increase exports of US beef, pork, poultry and eggs to other countries through education and promotion. ICMB feels this is an excellent avenue to increase corn consumption through livestock in the US. Within … Read More »