Illinois state Rep. Steve Andersson. R-Geneva, left, holds up a piglet that is 14 to 16 days old with third-generation hog farm owner Phil Borgic, center, and Rep. Avery Bourne, R-Raymond, right, during a legislative tour of a farrowing house by the Illinois Pork Producers Association at Borgic Farms in Raymond. Borgic Farms is looking to expand. Borgic says the expansion is being driven by demand from consumers and improved pork prices.
Illinois state Rep. Steve Andersson. R-Geneva, left, holds up a piglet that is 14 to 16 days old with third-generation hog farm owner Phil Borgic, center, and Rep. Avery Bourne, R-Raymond, right, during a legislative tour of a farrowing house by the Illinois Pork Producers Association at Borgic Farms in Raymond. Borgic Farms is looking to expand. Borgic says the expansion is being driven by demand from consumers and improved pork prices. Justin L. Fowler AP
Illinois state Rep. Steve Andersson. R-Geneva, left, holds up a piglet that is 14 to 16 days old with third-generation hog farm owner Phil Borgic, center, and Rep. Avery Bourne, R-Raymond, right, during a legislative tour of a farrowing house by the Illinois Pork Producers Association at Borgic Farms in Raymond. Borgic Farms is looking to expand. Borgic says the expansion is being driven by demand from consumers and improved pork prices. Justin L. Fowler AP

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