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Illinois Sweet Corn Farmer Helping Feed the Hungry

An Illinois farmer wants to feed a quarter of a million people with his small operation.


Last year, Dr. David Nayak (NIE-yack) of Gardner fed nearly 1-hundred thousand people with his sweet corn. Now, he's working with legislators in Springfield to ensure Illinoisans always have food.



Farmers can donate up to two thousand dollars worth of crops to local food banks for a tax write-off in the act. Last week, Dr. Nayak (NIE-yak) donated 14 tons of sweet corn to the Midwest Food Bank in Normal.

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