BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Illinois Corn Growers Association President Aron Carlson, a farmer from Winnebago, Ill., released the following statement regarding the Trump Administration’s announcement of their trade aid plan to support farmers impacted by low commodity prices.
“Illinois Corn Growers Association appreciates that President Trump understands the farm-level impacts of government-level trade actions and that he directed his administration to prepare an aid package to address the downward pressure on prices.
“Profitability is a major concern for Illinois corn farmers and declining commodity prices certainly aren’t helping the bottom line. Long term, we would much rather derive our income from the marketplace.
“Illinois corn farmers need the administration to complete the modernization of NAFTA, resolve other ongoing trade disputes, and provide improved domestic and international marketplace access for ethanol through the RVP waiver promised by President Trump and by updating the lifecycle analysis of corn-based ethanol.”
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