Washington, D.C. – Congressman Darin LaHood (IL-18) recognized legendary broadcaster Orion Samuelson on the U.S. House floor this week. At the end of 2020, Orion, well known for his agriculture reports, retired after nearly 60 years of broadcasting for WGN and others.

"Orion's booming and distinctive voice is known throughout Illinois and in our agriculture community. We will miss hearing him on air, seeing him at the Illinois State Fair, and listening to his reports that helped guide our farmers to success over the years. I want to thank Orion for his years of work and service and wish him success in his well-earned retirement," said Rep. LaHood during his speech.

Rep. LaHood's remarks can be viewed here and below.

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