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Farm Bureau Beat

October is National Pork month or “Pork”tober if you will. The pork industry contributes $13.9 billion to the Illinois economy annually, and it is directly connected to over 57,165 Illinois jobs. Illinois pig farmers produce nearly 2.1 BILLION pounds of pork each year. Swine and pork production is important from everything to the food on our plates, to medical devices; there is no other animal that provides a wider range of products for us than pigs. Pigs not only provide us with safe, high-quality nutrition, but they also provide us with many co-products. These are products that are made from...


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