Niemerg Highlights Hog Farmers on “International Bacon Day”

“Thank you to all of the hog farmers and families in the 102nd District who add to our ag industry and the economy.”

In Illinois, hog production and processing supports over 57,100 jobs. The total output on sales in Illinois generated from hog production, processing and related industries totaled an estimated $13.8 billion. In 2021, about 25 percent of U.S. pork production was exported. with an estimated economic contribution of 8,550 jobs and $524.9 million of personal income in Illinois resulting from exporting pork and pork products to foreign markets. Thank you to our pork producers here in the 102nd District (all or parts of Champaign, Clark, Coles, Crawford, Cumberland, Douglas, Edgar, Effingham, Jasper, Lawrence, and Vermilion Counties), who put delicious bacon on our plates. Learn more about your county’s contribution to the pork industry here.