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The Illinois Corn Growers Association's Rodney Weinzierl says free trade agreements with Colombia, Korea and Panama could mean a lot more business for Illinois farmers.

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A U.S. House of Representatives committee has made the first step toward passing agriculture free trade agreements with the three countries.  The agreements are aimed at lowering tariffs on U.S. farm produce exports.  The USDA projects an additional two and a half billion dollars in agriculture exports and the creation of 20-thousand jobs nationwide if they are signed into law.

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