SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — U.S. and state governmental leaders are working with public health officials to respond to a global outbreak of respiratory illnesses caused by a new coronavirus. Although there is no scientific evidence this viral outbreak is related to pigs or pork, the control measures designed to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 are having an impact on our businesses, communities and people.
During these uncertain and ever-changing times, the Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) is working diligently to ensure your normal business operations will continue.
If you have issues that become a problem related to labor, veterinarian care or other circumstances on your farm or business that will disrupt your day-to-day operations, please keep us informed.
IPPA is updating state officials from the Illinois Department of Agriculture, Illinois Department of Public Health and the Illinois Emergency Management Agency on a daily basis regarding the potential impacts that COVID-19 could have on our industry.
The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) has requested an additional $300M from the federal government for the pork industry to help with any potential bottlenecks at packing plants or euthanasia on farms.
Situations can be reported by contacting the IPPA office (217) 529-3100, emailing Jennifer@ilpork.com or by cell (217) 971-3842.
Wishing everyone safety and good health.
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— Illinois Pork Producers Association
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