New Bill Seeking to Improve Illinois Agriculture

New Bill Seeking to Improve Illinois Agriculture

(IOCI RADIO) – A bill headed to the governor’s desk seeks to improve equity in Illinois’ largest industry – agriculture.

The measure, sponsored by Sen. Mike Simmons of Chicago, would set up a commission of lawmakers, agriculture experts and others to come up with solutions.

Topics to be addressed include access to land and capital, plus training and education for minority farmers. The group will discuss the production of a wide range of crops, including hemp and cannabis as well as livestock farming.

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