The state of Illinois has unveiled a four-point Livestock Development Initiative to spur livestock producers to start new or expand existing businesses using a number of financial and regulatory incentives.
“The Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) would like to thank Gov. Rod Blagojevich and his administration for their leadership in putting this initiative together,” states Darrell Stitzel, a pork producer from Shannon, IL, and IPPA president. “These items will be beneficial to many pork producers and strengthen Illinois’ livestock industry.”
Illinois ranks fourth in the nation in pork production, which contributes $1.9 billion to the state’s economy and 18,500 jobs.
The four main parts include: