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Illinois Legislature
10:08 am
Tue May 27, 2014

Marijuana Cousin Winding Way Through General Assembly

Hemp rope

Originally published on Mon May 26, 2014 12:05 pm

Universities in Illinois may soon get the chance to research industrial hemp.  HB5085 is weaving it's way through the legislature.Lee Strubinger reports.

The Illinois Farm Bureau has been pushing the idea.  But hemp was banned in the 1970’s and labeled a controlled substance, as it is related to marijuana.

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Bank Director expects 2 year extension
7:24 am
Fri August 2, 2013

Extending Farm Bill May Hurt IL Farmers

The Manager of the McDonough County Farm Bureau, Sarah Grant, said another long farm bill extension would be bad for farmers.
Credit SSS

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.

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Ag vs. Nutrition
2:46 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

IL Farm Bureau Against Splitting Farm Bill

The Illinois Farm Bureau said splitting up the farm bill would be a mistake.
Credit SSS

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.

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