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on February 12, 2010

Illinois promotes domestic food production

New council is to provide assistance in processing and distribution.

Illinois Governor Patrick Quinn has signed House Bill 3990 which establishes the Illinois Local Food Farms and Job Council. This body will promote domestic food production in Illinois.

The tenor of legislation appears to favor small-scale and organic enterprises. The bill will provide funding and resources to promote locally grown food and to assist in processing and distribution to Illinois markets.

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