Bustos, Lahood advocate for Peoria Ag Lab funding

WASHINGTON- Today, Representative Cheri Bustos (IL-17) and Representative Darin LaHood (1L-18) sent a letter to the House Appropriations Committee requesting full funding for the Peoria Agriculture Research Lab in their markup of the forthcoming agriculture appropriations bill. Representatives Bustos and LaHood sent a similar letter to the committee last year, and were able to successfully […]

Congresswoman Bustos announces $43 million in federal loans for Midwest Medical Center in Galena

U.S. Department of Agriculture Funding will support local hospital and improve traffic safety WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced $43 million in federal loans from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to Midwest Medical Center in Galena, Illinois. The funding comes from the USDA’s Office of Rural Development, and these low-interest loans allow […]

Bustos & Bost Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Create a New Tool to Help Farmers Conserve Their Land

The Conservation Assistance Loan Act will help more farmers plant and manage cover crops to improve the soil health and yield of their farms. Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) and Congressman Mike Bost (IL-12) introduced a bipartisan bill that would create a Conservation Assistance Loan program, modeled after the existing Marketing Assistance Loan, which […]

Bustos & LaMalfa Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Create a New Position at the Department of Agriculture Focused on Serving Rural Health Care Needs

The Rural Health Liaison Act will strengthen health care delivery in rural communities. Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) and Congressman Doug LaMalfa (CA-1) introduced a bipartisan bill that will designate a Rural Health Liaison at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), who will act as a direct point of contact at the […]