The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture says a new international trade partnership will help farmers and ranchers in Illinois. That’s if it gains congressional approval.
But some Chicago representatives are already skeptical of the plan.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, known as TPP, was reached last month. But the details haven’t been released to congress yet.
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack says the partnership will open new market opportunities for the soybean, corn and pork industries in Illinois, among other things.