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Farm Groups Oppose Blagojevich Tax Proposals

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By Sean Crawford, Illinois Public Radio

St. Louis, MO –

Farm groups are gearing up for a fight at the Illinois State Capitol this spring. Gov. Rod Blagojevich wants to tax certain farmers when they buy chemicals and seeds.

He says it will help balance the state's budget. But the governor might also find himself facing a formidable enemy. Illinois Public Radio's Sean Crawford prepared this report.

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