IL Congressmen Provide Update on Federal Policies on Agricultural Issues

Springfield — Four Illinois Congressmen hold a townhall forum with the Asst Secretary of the Army for Civic Works, and take questions from members of Illinois’ Agricultural community.

The Trump Administration’s use of Tariffs to force better trade deals with international trading partners has hurt farmers in the short-run, but will it result in better deals? The Locks and Dams on the Mississippi are far past their planned lifespan, and R.D. James, Assit Secretary of the Army for Civic Works — who overseas the US Army Corps of Engineers — talks about the administration’s policies on rebuilding these vital locks that are needed to move grain exports to international markets. The need to expand broadband connectivity to rural areas — similar to what Rural Electrification did 80 years ago — is part of what the agricultural community of Illinois farmers sought answers to.