The National Pork Producers Council’s Strategic Investment Program is steadily growing. SIP, which is NPPC’s main source of funding, has 1,443 investor entities (farms) signed up for the program. This includes slightly more than 50 percent of pigs in the United States.

The program has raised $1.3 million in gross revenues through May 2005. NPPC projects $3.3 million will be raised in 2005; 40 percent of the collected funds go back to state associations.

Minnesota has the most participants at 261, followed by Missouri, Iowa and Ohio. When it comes to revenue, North Carolina collects the most money, followed by Iowa, Minnesota and Missouri.     

For more information on SIP, go to http://www.nppc.org/producers/SIP.html