Governor Rauner signs agriculture bills at Du Quoin State Fair
Governor Rauner signed the Industrial Hemp Act, Senate Bill 2298 on Saturday, Aug. 25 at the Du Quoin State Fair.
The bill adds Illinois to a growing number of states that permit growth of cannabis cultivated for non-drug uses such as paper- and fabric-making, biodegradable plastics, construction materials and health food.
The governor also signed House Bill 5749 which will ease weight-limit restrictions on state highways during harvest time, improve the competitive outlook for Illinois farmers and agricultural commodities haulers.
Both bills will enhance one of the state's leading industries: farming.
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