A group of Illinois lawmakers are pushing an agenda intended to help farmers who sell at local markets.
Their legislation covers a variety of issues. One bill would set uniform fees and sanitation requirements at farmers markets across the state.
Lindsay Record, director of the Illinois Stewardship Alliance, says more people are going to farmers markets, but that isn't translating into better business.
“We actually received reports from across the states from farmers that sales are down," Record says. "So people are there, but maybe they aren’t purchasing.”