Many Illinois farmers at the state Farm Bureau annual meeting in Chicago welcomed news of a cease fire in the ongoing trade way between the U-S and China. Still, a national group known as Farmers for Free Trade plans to keep the pressure on for a full resolution to the tariff battle that has caused a significant drop on agricultural commodity prices. Angela Hofmann co-founded the group and serves as its deputy director;
Hoffman points out that many farmers in Illinois and in other parts of the country will be watching closely to see if President Trump’s claim that China will resume purchasing U-S agricultural commodities actually materializes;
Hundreds of Illinois farmers Sunday signed a Farmers for Free Trade banner at the Farm Bureau meeting.