Despite COVID-19, Farmers see bright spots in 2020

Despite COVID-19, Farmers see bright spots in 2020

ILLINOIS (RFD) — Amid trade wars and the Coronavirus pandemic, 2020 provided a challenging year for farmers; however, there were some bright spots. One of those includes government payments to farmers that surged to record numbers under the Trump administration.

According to Rodney Weinzierl, Executive Director of the Illinois Corn Growers Association, one prominent positive was the United States Canada and Mexico trade deal.

Weinzierl said another stride for farmers in the past year was waterway improvements on the Mississippi and Illinois rivers.

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Downtown Blues

Downtown Blues

The Granada Theatre presents Downtown Blues featuring The Ivas John Band. Devin Williams from Springfield, Illinois will open and local favorite Eastwood Frisch will return to the Granada stage!

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