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Rodney Davis speaks
Jeff Roberson / AP

U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis said Thursday he’s opposed to President Trump’s plan to impose new tariffs on Mexican goods as a way to reduce illegal immigration.

Mary Cullen / WGLT

A Bloomington-Normal small business owner claims the Trump administration isn’t telling the truth about tariffs.

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.

Despite a lot of uncertainty and a weak farm economy, 2018 was a good year for sales of farm equipment. Figures from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers show tractor sales in the US rose 7 per cent, and combine sales jumped 18 per cent, compared to the previous year. 

Doug looks at soybean leaf
Illinois Soybean Association / YouTube

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

Donald Trump in the Oval Office
Evan Vucci / AP

Illinois Farm Bureau President Richard Guebert on Monday applauded the preliminary trade deal the U.S. has reached with Mexico.

Pile of soybeans at an elevator
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.

President Donald Trump speaks
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.

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.

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.