(Springfield, IL) — If Illinois’ largest farm organization has its way, there will be fields of a new kind of green across the state very soon. The Illinois Farm Bureau is backing an industrial hemp law that supporters say will allow farmers to diversify their crops. Both state and federal laws allow for hemp studies, the Farm Bureau wants to change the law to allow farmers to grow hemp as a cash crop. A plan last year was derailed by Illinois’ medical marijuana growers. Lawmakers hope to be able to find a compromise this year.