Agriculture

Agriculture

Corn farmers hopeful after new NAFTA agreement

Illinois corn farmers are reacting positively to news of a renegotiated NAFTA pact. The new North American Free Trade Agreement between the U.S. and its neighbors Canada and Mexico should be finalized next month. https://www.ilnews.org/news/agriculture/corn-farmers-hopeful-after-new-nafta-agreement/article_69546e5a-c8b2-11e8-89c4-677ce99b79b3.html

Illinois manufacturers, farmers eager for new trilateral trade deal

Illinois’ manufacturing and farming communities are excited about the new trilateral trade agreement President Donald Trump announced between the U.S, Mexico and Canada. But the state’s leading manufacturers’ group says Illinois must address its poor business climate and farmers say… https://www.ilnews.org/news/economy/illinois-manufacturers-farmers-eager-for-new-trilateral-trade-deal/article_240937e2-c5bd-11e8-9794-cf3a6caac2a5.html

USDA says Illinois over-issued food stamps, may face significant fines

Illinois has been warned by federal authorities that the state has significantly over-issued federal food assistance to individuals who didn’t qualify and may face a large fine as a result. https://www.ilnews.org/news/state_politics/usda-says-illinois-over-issued-food-stamps-may-face-significant/article_02f08c50-c422-11e8-a5f3-4b474cacffd6.html

Illinois farmers still holding out for U.S.-Canada trade deal

There’s still no deal between the U.S. and Illinois’ largest trading partner Canada, but a deal inked with Mexico has farmers in the Land of Lincoln feeling more optimistic. https://www.ilnews.org/news/economy/illinois-farmers-still-holding-out-for-u-s–canada/article_fac65114-b511-11e8-ae21-a3209c75c36e.html

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