Livestock is a vital corn customer.
IL Corn participates in a variety of livestock programming to try to grow the industry in Illinois.
The Illinois Livestock Development Group is an important avenue for programming. Through this coalition, IL Corn has been able to make a difference helping farmers site or expand their livestock farms in Illinois. IL Corn also funds the U.S. Meat Export Federation and the USA Poultry and Egg Export Council. When international markets for meat grow, U.S. livestock production will grow as well.
Since 2015, indirect exports – or the feed utilized by U.S. meat exports - represent the fastest growing category of corn use, says a study by World Perspectives, commissioned by the U.S. Meat...More
The Illinois Corn Marketing Board is a proud funder of the U.S. Meat Export Federation – because corn farmers understand the value of their livestock farmer peers and the need to move meat...More
Illinois corn farmers, together with farmer leaders from the Illinois Pork Producers Association and Illinois Soybean Association donated 10,000 pounds of pork to the Midwest Foodbank last...More
SPRINGFIELD, ILL. – As part of the 10th anniversary of Pork Power: Partnering to Fight Hunger in Illinois campaign, the Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA), Illinois Corn Marketing Board,...More
Harvest is in the air, leaves are starting to turn, and this month is National Pork Month. October was traditionally when hogs were marketed. Today, it serves as a celebration to thank pork...More
Earlier this month, the U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that the government of Morocco has agreed to allow commercial imports...More
The Equity is hosting an Open House for their new state-of-the-art Horace feed mill on Wednesday, August 22 from 12:00 – 3:00 PM. A free pork sandwich, chips, and drink will be served starting at...More
The craft beer industry is booming in South Korea, and what goes better with a good brew than U.S. sausage? We can’t think of anything! Check out this video from the U.S. Meat Export...More
Last week, the Lamoreux family was named the Illinois Beef Association Environmental Steward of the Year! The Illinois Corn Marketing Board is so proud of our Director for his commitment to...More
(Bloomington, IL) - Earth Day is an opportunity to celebrate environmentally sustainable practices that conserve natural resources and support a long-term ecological balance. For today’s livestock...More
A 25 percent tariff on U.S. pork exports to China ain’t chump-change, so to speak if you consider that the U.S. pork industry literally consumes 25% of the domestic corn meal market. According to...More
January 2018 poultry, egg, and beef export volume increased over January 2017, with pork export volume holding steady with last year’s strong volume. 2018 is off to a great start in the export...More
SPRINGFIELD, ILL. - Over $13,500 in scholarships are available through the Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) this year. The application is now available on the IPPA website. Each...More