Illinois ag day celebrated at state capitol

The many facets of Illinois agriculture are represented at Illinois Ag Legislative Day.

House Ag Committee Minority Leader and Okawville Farmer Charlie Meier tells Brownfield it’s about celebrating the state’s number one industry.

“We’re here to highlight it and let it be the backbone of Illinois the way its been the last 200 years.”

He says even though there are many new members of the general assembly this year, agriculture is well represented.

“We actually have more representatives from agriculture now than we’ve had in many years. It’s a good thing.”

Commodity groups, farmers, FFA and 4-H members will flood the capitol for legislative visits. Meier says carbon sequestration and protecting the electric grid are hot topics being discussed that impact Illinois agriculture.

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