Local farmers and agriculture industry leaders gathered July 13 for Illinois Senate Deputy Minority Leader Sue Rezin’s Agriculture Advisory Committee meeting at Stewart Farms in Yorkville to discuss agriculture issues with Rezin, R-Morris and Illinois Department of Agriculture Director Jerry Costello.
“Agriculture is the foundation of Illinois’ economy and the biggest job driver within the state,” Rezin said in a press release for the event. “My Agriculture Advisory Committee members have first-hand experience and knowledge of the issues and policies that impact our agricultural community and industry. As an elected official, there is nothing more valuable than speaking with the people who are directly affected by the policies you are responsible for putting in place.
The Rezin Committee was organized to give local farmers, agricultural bureau representatives, and other agricultural industry leaders in the 38th Senate District the opportunity to ask questions, discuss issues, and make proposals on how Springfield legislators can create better farm policy. The committee meeting is also a forum for Rezin to provide its members with an update on legislation that has recently become law and on future legislation that is expected to pass through the General Assembly.