Trade Illinois Farm Bureau Welcomes Trade Deal With Mexico By Eric Stock • Aug 28, 2018 Evan Vucci / AP Illinois Farm Bureau President Richard Guebert on Monday applauded the preliminary trade deal the U.S. has reached with Mexico. Trade Disputes Loom Large Over Farm Conference In Normal By Ryan Denham • Aug 1, 2018 Seth Perlman / AP Agricultural economist Todd Hubbs had just finished telling a room full of farmers about how all the uncertainty surrounding global trade is affecting U.S. corn growers. During Trump Visit, Davis Says EU Announcement Is 'Big Deal' For Farmers By Ryan Denham & Jason Rosenbaum & AP • Jul 26, 2018 Evan Vucci / AP The trade partnership struck between the Trump administration and the EU this week is a “big deal” for Illinois farmers, U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis said Thursday during a visit with the president near St. Louis. Rep. Davis To Join Trump At Illinois Steel Mill By Ryan Denham • Jul 25, 2018 Jeff Roberson / AP U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis will join Donald Trump on Thursday in southern Illinois as the president visits a steel mill to tout his trade agenda. Trump's Tariffs Plan Worries Illinois Farmers By Ryan Denham • Mar 30, 2018 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.