Illinois Farm Bureau president demands free trade

The US-China Business Council issued a report in July that revealed the severe losses of Illinois due to the ongoing trade war of Trump with China. Illinois lost $1.86 billion in exports from 2017 to 2018 due to the trade war, according to the report. Guebert said that the farmers felt betrayed by the Trump administration’s wavering support for ethanol. He added that members of Congress needed to prove their support towards the farmers by voting yes on trade agreements.