Published in the Interest of the Staunton Community for Over 143 Years

Bill calls for $2 million annually to shore up local food supply chains

By ALEX ABBEDUTO

Capitol News Illinois

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Nineteen local farms will receive a combined $1.8 million in grants to fund infrastructure projects aimed at developing their ability to produce and distribute food around the state as part of the Local Food and Infrastructure Grant Program.

The grants come from the Illinois Department of Agriculture’s budget but were managed by the Illinois Stewardship Alliance, a local food and farm advocacy group. Grantees were recognized by a small group of bipartisan state legislators and the Alliance Wednesday morning at a Capitol ne...

 

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