Free Trade Illinois Farm Bureau President Backs China Trade Agreement In House Testimony By Charlie Schlenker • Feb 26, 2020 Facebook/Illinois Farm Bureau The head of the Illinois Farm Bureau on Wednesday told the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee the China trade agreement is good for the country. That's in spite of trade war damage to Illinois farmers. Davis, LaHood Praise Passage Of USMCA Trade Agreement By Ryan Denham • Dec 19, 2019 Staff / WGLT The two Republican congressmen who represent Bloomington-Normal praised bipartisan House passage of an updated trade agreement among the U.S., Mexico and Canada. Chinese Consul General Calls For Better Relations In ISU Speech By Charlie Schlenker • Nov 20, 2019 Charlie Schlenker / WGLT The Chinese consul general in Chicago said talks to end the trade war are at a critical point. During a speech at Illinois State University, Zhao Jian said the world's two largest economies are interdependent. 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.