ICYMI on Hardball: Bustos Fights for Farmers Against Reckless Trade Policies

Bustos Discusses Recent Farm Roundtable in Prophetstown WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) was on Hardball with Chris Matthews last night to discuss the impact of the president’s trade war on our agricultural economy. BUSTOS: “If you want to go back to when President Trump was candidate Trump, he stood behind […]

Bustos Receives Champion of Agriculture Award

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) received the American Agri-Women (AAW) Champion of Agriculture Award. In recognition of her work to promote farm exports, Congresswoman Bustos was presented with the award by Ardath DeWall, a dairy farmer from Shannon, Illinois; and Jeanette Lombardo, President of AAW. “I’m humbled to receive the Champion of Agriculture […]

Bustos Secures Wins for Rural America in Agriculture Appropriations Bill

With Critical Bustos Provisions Included, Agriculture and Rural Development Appropriations Bill Heads to House Floor for Final Passage WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) helped pass an extensive Agriculture and Rural Development funding bill out of the powerful House Appropriations Committee (Committee). This piece of legislation will now head to the House floor for […]

Bustos Applauds Long Overdue Final Rule for Year-Round E15

MOLINE – Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) – a member of both the House Appropriations and Agriculture Committees – released the following statement after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced their final rule to implement year-round E15, a fuel blended with 15 percent ethanol. “After years of fighting for year-round E15, today’s announcement is welcome […]