illinois farm bureau http://tspr.org en Marijuana Cousin Winding Way Through General Assembly http://tspr.org/post/marijuana-cousin-winding-way-through-general-assembly Universities in Illinois may soon get the chance to research industrial hemp.&#160; <a href="http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/billstatus.asp?DocNum=5085&GAID=12&GA=98&DocTypeID=HB&LegID=79824&SessionID=85">HB5085</a> is weaving it's way through the legislature.<img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Hemp rope" data-attribution="Credit Emilian Robert Vicol" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wuis/files/styles/card_280/public/201405/Ball-of-Hemp-Twine_31614-480x360__Flickr_-_Photo_Sharing%21_-_Mozilla_Firefox_5232014_34027_PM.bmp_.jpg" alt="" /><a Tue, 27 May 2014 15:08:14 +0000 Lee Strubinger 53876 at http://tspr.org Marijuana Cousin Winding Way Through General Assembly Extending Farm Bill May Hurt IL Farmers http://tspr.org/post/extending-farm-bill-may-hurt-il-farmers <p>At an Illinois Farm Bureau Commodity Conference, the leader of an agricultural bank said Illinois farmers should be prepared for another two year extension of the farm bill. Fri, 02 Aug 2013 12:24:29 +0000 Scott Stuntz 38276 at http://tspr.org Extending Farm Bill May Hurt IL Farmers IL Farm Bureau Against Splitting Farm Bill http://tspr.org/post/il-farm-bureau-against-splitting-farm-bill <p>After a new five year farm bill failed in the US house of representatives, some lawmakers have suggested splitting the large multi hundred billion dollar piece of legislation into two separate bills. Mon, 08 Jul 2013 19:46:21 +0000 Scott Stuntz 36905 at http://tspr.org IL Farm Bureau Against Splitting Farm Bill