Trade Talks Continue


Illinois Soybean Growers Encouraged by U.S and China Trade Talks

BLOOMINGTON, ILL. – December 2, 2018 – Lynn Rohrscheib, Illinois Soybean Growers (ISG) chairwoman and a soybean farmer from Fairmount, Ill., released the following statement in response to U.S. and China announcing continued trade discussions.

“As the nation’s top soybean-producing state, we are encouraged that talks are occurring between the United States and China leaders with hopes that our soybean market can be restored. Free trade and access to markets are critically important to producers’ livelihoods and  profitability. We echo the need for the tariffs to be rescinded. We also need to see the promise of a Farm Bill delivered. Both will help to restore stability to the agriculture industry. Illinois producers have suffered irreversible damages and the impacts of this trade decision are long-lasting. We are hopeful that new discussions can lead to new breakthroughs that help us for the long term.”

Illinois Soybean Growers (ISG) is a membership organization serving more than 43,000 Illinois soybean growers. ISG provides advocacy in Springfield and Washington, D.C., to promote the interests of Illinois soybean farmers and programs that enhance soybean production and demand. Voice for Soy, the online action center supported by ISG, allows growers to easily connect with legislators and regulators to advocate for Illinois agriculture. For more information about ISG, visit the website


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