Government
9:38 am
Thu July 26, 2012

IL launches buy local campaign

Illinois agriculture officials have launched a campaign to encourage shoppers to buy locally produced food.  Authorities say consumers will be able to find those products on shelves bearing a new “Illinois Product” logo. 

Acting Agriculture Director Robert Flider says he hopes each household in the state will spend ten dollars of its weekly grocery budget to buy Illinois-grown food.  Flider says that would generate more than two-point-four billion dollars a year for the state economy.