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A field of corn
Randy Wick / Flickr

Farmers across the nation have expressed concern about economic hardship created by Trump tariffs and retaliation by other nations against U.S. agricultural products.

A combine harvesting a field of soybeans
United Soybean Board / Flickr

The Illinois Farm Bureau is calling for the Trump administration to go to the bargaining table with China over tariffs.

Mary Cullen / WGLT

The House version of a new farm bill would impose tough new work requirements on recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps.

Gerry Broome / AP

Illinois farmers have cheered President Donald Trump for his moves on regulatory relief, the federal tax overhaul, and his appointment of Sonny Perdue as agriculture secretary.

Illinois Farmers Plan Another Push for Industrial Hemp

Jan 2, 2018
Dylan Lovan / AP

Making it legal to raise industrial hemp has been a topic of discussion in Illinois for years. Wisconsin is the most recent state to allow farmers to grow it. Will Illinois be next?

A field of corn
Randy Wick / Flickr

Illinois is now in year four of fairly low farm income and no turnaround is in sight, according to Farm Bureau Chief Economist Mike Doherty.

Cows eating
Center for Food Integrity

The public’s increased awareness of food safety has lead to perception problems for some Illinois farmers.