There is a great deal of uncertainty about the ongoing impact of COVID-19. The Illinois Beef Association is working diligently to provide members the most up-to-date information on the impact of coronavirus on the beef industry. We will continue to work with our members and partners throughout the beef supply chain to facilitate communication. By working together, every segment of the beef community can serve a role in returning the industry to normalcy as quickly as possible. Please check for updates on this page as new information arises.
March 27, 2020
Statement from IBA President Buzz Iliff Regarding CARES Act
The following is a statement from Illinois Beef Association President Buzz Iliff regarding the bipartisan stimulus package – entitled the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act –passed by the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives.
March 27, 2020
iba signs on to Letter to Ag Secretary Perdue Urging Aid for American Cattle Producers
On behalf of cattle producers across the United States, the Illinois Beef Association, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and other state affiliates sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) requesting immediate action to provide much-needed relief to cattle producers who have been negatively impacted due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic.
March 20, 2020
Governor J.B. Pritzker issues "shelter-in-place" order for illinois citizens
Governor J.B. Pritzker has announced a "stay at home" order beginning March 21st at 5 p.m. and on ending April 7th. Agriculture has been deemed a "critical infrastructure industry" by the United States Department of Homeland Security and will not be affected by the order.
March 17, 2020
Statement from IBA President, Buzz Iliff
Buzz Iliff, President of the Illinois Beef Association, gives a statement on the impact of coronavirus on the beef supply chain. At this time, it is nearly impossible to determine the full impact of the virus.