Wilhour Recognizes Pork Producers on International Bacon Day

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 110th District (all or parts of Bond, Clay, Clinton, Effingham, Fayette, Marion, Montgomery, and Richland Counties), who help put delicious bacon on our plates. Learn more about your county’s contribution to the pork industry here.