Illinois Farm Bureau News

Rauner declares harvest emergency

Gov. Bruce Rauner recently declared a harvest emergency for Illinois to help the state’s farmers and crop haulers better compete with surrounding states by easing weight limits for haulers with a free permit.

Illinois farmers permitted to grow cannabis for hemp products

Illinois will now permit growing cannabis for use in non-drug products like paper and fabrics, biodegradable plastics, health food and construction supplies.

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