Bob Flider http://wuis.org en Harvest Blog: State Lawmakers Munch (Free?) Lunches http://wuis.org/post/harvest-blog-state-lawmakers-munch-free-lunches <p></p><p>When the "lobbyist" armed with a free basket of treats is a smiling farm kid, what state lawmaker could say no to the gift?&nbsp;</p><p>That was the scene at Ag Lobby Day in the Illinois State Capitol, its rotunda invaded by a veritable army of bushel basket-toting FFA members.</p><p>The&nbsp;FFA&nbsp;lunch hour food distribution lent some younger voices to the chorus of voices advocating on behalf of Illinois agribusiness.</p><p>But if anyone knows there's "no such thing as a free lunch", it's farmers.</p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 02:42:50 +0000 Peter Gray 20339 at http://wuis.org Harvest Blog: State Lawmakers Munch (Free?) Lunches Buffett: "Everybody Can Do Something" To Fight Hunger http://wuis.org/post/buffett-everybody-can-do-something-fight-hunger <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Farmer and philanthropist Howard G. Buffett had several messages for his hometown crowd this week. Among them? &nbsp;"Everybody who is physically able" can do something to fight hunger.</span></p><p>Buffett spoke Tuesday before signing copies of his latest book, <a href="http://www.40chances.com/">40 Chances</a>,&nbsp;at a fundraising event for Decatur area charities. &nbsp;</p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 03:09:09 +0000 Peter Gray 13844 at http://wuis.org Buffett: "Everybody Can Do Something" To Fight Hunger