Newly proposed legislation would create Illinois state agency to assist farmers struggling with climate issues

Democratic State Rep. Sonya Harper has proposed legislation to better prepare Illinois farmers for any future climate change.

The Agricultural Drought and Climate Resilience Office Act would create a state agency to provide technical assistance and financial incentives to increase the ability to prepare for and respond to events related to drought or the climate.

The office would first commission a study to examine greenhouse gas reduction and carbon sequestration opportunities in the agricultural sector and in agricultural land management in the State.

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