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CONCERNS OVER UTILITIES AMENDMENT

An amendment that includes many utility issues sparked concerns among the farm community during the first week of the fall veto session. Last week, the House Energy Committee passed an amendment that IFB opposes in its current form. One concern centers around the addition of “demand charges for delivery of electricity that is based on usage spikes during certain periods of time. We think farmers could be negatively impacted by high rates for demand charges,” Bill Bodine, Illinois Farm Bureau associate director of state legislation, see the story at FarmWeekNow.com.

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