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Illinois Farm Bureau Slams Trump Budget Cuts

Mar 11, 2019
Donald Trump
Jacquelyn Martin / AP

Illinois Farm Bureau President Richard Guebert said President Donald Trump’s proposed federal budget would have a devastating effect on farmers.

Durbin with farmers
Jeff Smudde / WGLT

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin visited Bloomington Friday to talk with McLean County farmers about the impacts of last year’s updated farm bill.

Rodney Davis speaks
Jeff Roberson / AP

The House on Wednesday easily passed the farm bill, a massive legislative package that reauthorizes agriculture programs and food aid.

Seth Perlman / AP

Congress was unable to pass a new farm bill before the 2014 version expired at midnight on Sunday.

Darin LaHood and Mike Swartz
Eric Stock / WGLT

U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood said the sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh should be taken seriously, but he isn’t ready to see them derail the judge’s confirmation.

farm field
Nati Harnik / AP

As Congress gets set to debate a final version of a new farm bill this summer, one of the negotiators wants to ensure job training requirements are included.

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.

Seth Perlman / AP

The Republican-led House has narrowly passed a sweeping farm bill that would toughen work requirements for food stamp recipients.