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Richard Guebert speaking at conference
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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.

Sonny Perdue speaks
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Illinois’ two senators are calling on the USDA to rework its massive trade aid program to fix what they see as inequities and a lack of transparency into how payments are doled out.

Doug looks at soybean leaf
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All around Doug Schroeder's farm in Bellflower in southeastern McLean County, there are remnants of a more profitable time.

Rodney Davis speaks
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Farm states are likely to be among those hit hardest by China’s proposed tariffs on American exports, including Illinois.

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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.