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Corn may become Illinois’ official state grain as bill passes House

A bill that recognizes corn as the official state grain passed the Illinois House Friday.
Rep. C.D. Davidsmeyer, R-Jacksonville, is sponsoring the bill that he said was inspired by the Pittsfield High School agriculture development class.
“They did a lot of research on the impact that corn has on the state of Illinois,” Davidsmeyer said. “They didn’t want to necessarily compete with soybeans, which are another huge product for the state of Illinois, so they wanted to make corn the state grain.”
Additionally, Davidsmeyer said this was a great opportunity for the students to learn about the legislative process.
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