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Quinn signs agriculture laws at state fair

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  • A new Illinois law establishes fees for livestock producers to help the state Environmental Protection Agency administer a federal pollution program for animal feeding operations

      A new Illinois law establishes fees for livestock producers to help the state Environmental Protection Agency administer a federal pollution program for animal feeding operations
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SPRINGFIELD -- Gov. Pat Quinn has signed five new laws dealing with agriculture at the Illinois State Fair.

Tuesday was Agriculture Day at the fair in Springfield. Quinn signed the new laws as the state's farmers deal with drought conditions. Quinn says it's an important time to support Illinois farmers and the state's agriculture industry.

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Quinn signed legislation into law to protect cattle pastures from wildlife damage and create the Illinois Nutrient Research and Education Council. Another new law establishes fees for livestock producers to help the state Environmental Protection Agency administer a federal pollution program for animal feeding operations.

Quinn also approved a new law that requires certain vehicles to display a slow-moving vehicle emblem before traveling on Illinois roadways.

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