By: Diane Benjamin
Phillip Nelson, former Director of the Illinois Department of Agriculture and former Director of the Illinois Farm Bureau, has stated that Candidate Rodney Davis has taken donations from a group who’s mission is directly adversarial to the mission of Illinois’ farmers.
We found that Rodney Davis took donations in 2013, 2018, twice in 2020, and 2021 from the Humane Society Legislative Fund Political Action Committee, an organization who fights for animal rights and are against livestock containment facilities such as the kind Illinois farmers use when raising hogs, cows, turkeys, chickens, etc.
Davis purports to be “a strong advocate for local farm families,” but accepts donations from groups adversarial to farmers?
This should be a cause for concern for southern Illinois farmers, and basically anyone who eats meat.
With the rising costs of groceries and massive increases in fuel prices, Illinois does not need another attack on its farmers.