In recognition of her advocacy in Springfield on behalf of Illinois’ farmers, State Representative Amy Grant (R-Wheaton) has been named a “Friend of Agriculture” by the Activator Program of the Illinois Farm Bureau. Rep. Grant received a 100% score for votes taken in 2019-2020 that affect the agriculture industry in Illinois.
“Agriculture is a primary driver of the Illinois economy, and efforts that support our farmers are very important,” said Grant. “One of every four Illinoisans is employed in the agriculture industry, and as a legislator I am committed to helping farmers improve food production practices and ensure a plentiful and safe food supply.”
The award was based on each legislator’s voting record in the 101st General Assembly on issues facing the farming community. There were 11 bills considered under this year’s voting criteria, including legislation on the gas tax, the graduated income tax, and legislation affecting ethanol plants and the department of labor.
Legislators receiving this award recognize the far-reaching benefits of Illinois’ agricultural products and the important role farmers play in providing quality food, fiber and fuel for the state, nation, and world. Locally, the DuPage County Farm Bureau was created in 1913, and it is one of the oldest bureaus of its kind in the United States. The DuPage County Farm Bureau currently includes approximately 15,000 members.