Peoria- Noting his strong commitment to Illinois’ largest industry, State Senator Chuck Weaver (R-Peoria) has been named as a “Friend of Agriculture” by the Illinois Farm Bureau.
“It’s truly an honor to be recognized by the very men and women who work hard every day to feed the world,” said Senator Weaver. “I’ve always believed that our farms and agribusinesses are the backbone of the entire Illinois economy. If we can help our farms to succeed, Illinois will succeed.”
The “Friend of Agriculture” is awarded to lawmakers in recognition of their commitment to supporting Illinois family farms and the agriculture industry. Senator Weaver was noted by the Farm Bureau as one of only two Senators who received a 100% voting record during the current legislative session.
Senator Weaver grew up on the Peoria family farm where he and his wife raised their children as well. Weaver Angus Farm was a nationally recognized cattle operation. Weaver grew up showing Angus cattle and today spends much of his spare time involved in the farm horse operation. He also communicates regularly with an agriculture advisory committee he established, made up of both local farmers and ag professionals.
“It’s important that we have Senators who not only were raised on farms, but that remain active in agriculture, so that they understand the unique challenges faced by our families,” said Woodford County farmer Bill Christ. “During his time in the Senate, Sen. Weaver has proven that he is a true ally of the farm community.”