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Sun July 28, 2013
Agriculture

My Farm Roots: Always A Farmer

As state secretary of agriculture, Beck Doyle and Gov. Jim Edgar, center, ride through the 1991 Illinois State Fair.
Credit The State Journal Register

In 1986, Becky Doyle was helping her husband run the family’s hog farming operation. She also had a sidelight business of marketing gift baskets made from Illinois products. That wasn’t enough: Doyle decided she would make a run for the Illinois House.

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