Donnelly tours Hoosier hog operation to prep for farm bill debates
U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly toured the hog farm of Dallas and Meggie Foster in rural Rush County on July 7 as part of an effort to connect with Hoosier farmers prior to 2018 farm bill negotiations later this year.
A trade dispute with Mexico over sugar imports has ended, with the United States winning a deal likely to lift prices of sweeteners used by American food producers and consumers, the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) and the Mexican government announced June 30.
Illinoisans can draw a deep breath after a series of dramatic votes over the extended July 4 weekend holiday that led to the state’s first full budget plan since July 1, 2015. After attempts to override vetoes by Gov. Bruce Rauner were successful last week, significant shutdowns in some state operations were averted.