A central Illinois lawmaker believes if there was buy-in from everyone, central Illinois and agriculture could lead Illinois out of the mess it is is in.
Speaking at the Farm Progress Show in Decatur last week, State Senator Chapin Rose believes for that to happen, the story of agriculture has to be told better for lawmakers, specifically Chicago lawmakers, understand ag's impact.
With optimism comes the realization that the things the state has done this year are going to impact agriculture. Sen. Rose points out the minimum wage increase is going to hit agriculture and wants to see the law adjusted.
The Decatur based show falls right in the heart of the Senator's district and says it is a great showcase of central Illinois and it's agriculture.