Bustos, Farm Bureau Leaders Visit Cargill to Discuss Trade

On Friday, August 31st, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D) visited the Cargill Facility in New Boston to discuss trade, tariffs, and the upcoming Farm Bill. The roundtable discussion featured Mercer and Rock Island County Farm Bureau leaders, local ag lenders, grain merchandisers, representatives from Farmers for Free Trade, and Illinois Farm Bureau staff. The group had a good discussion with the Congresswoman about the impact of the tariffs on their farming operations and Ag business. A discussion was also held on farmers’ needs and desires for the 2018 Farm Bill.