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TUESDAY WAS AGRICULTURE LEGISLATIVE DAY IN SPRINGFIELD. 

 

FARMERS, LAWMAKERS, F-F-A MEMBERS AND MORE DESCENDED ON THE CAPITOL TO DISCUSS SEVERAL ISSUES AFFECTING THE AG COMMUNITY. ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE DIRECTOR JOHN SULLIVAN TOLD A CROWD THAT THE INDUSTRY NEEDS TO PROMOTE ITSELF BETTER. HE ALSO CALLED FOR MORE AG EDUCATION, INCLUDING ADDING MORE AG TEACHERS AND STUDENTS.

 

 

PRODUCERS ALSO TALKED ABOUT GROWING HEMP AND ARE ANXIOUSLY WAITING FOR RULES TO BE ADOPTED SO THEY CAN START PLANTING. GOVERNOR J-B PRITZKER JOINED IN, SAYING HE WILL HEAVILY PROMOTE ILLINOIS’ AGRICULTURE INDUSTRY.

 

 

FARMERS ARE ALSO TALKING ABOUT GROWING INDUSTRIAL HEMP, EXPANDING AG EDUCATION IN ILLINOIS AND THE NEED FOR A CAPITAL BILL TO PAY FOR ROAD AND BRIDGE REPAIRS.

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