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April 22, 2019

Davis Hopes Agent Orange Benefits For “Blue Water” Vietnam Vets Passes Congress This Year

U.S. Representative Rodney Davis of Illinois' 13th District says he hopes a new version of the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act makes to the president’s desk this year. The measure would restore easy access to Agent Orange disability benefits for tens of thousands of Navy veterans who served on coastal waters in the Vietnam War.

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News Local/State
April 22, 2019

U Of I Researcher Receives Million-Dollar Grant To Address Food Insecurity

Nearly 1 in 8 Americans don’t have enough food because of lack of money or other resources, according to 2017 data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. A University of Illinois professor said he’s hopeful a new million-dollar grant from the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research will lead to a better understanding of how to reduce food insecurity nationwide.

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