VIDEO: Congresswoman Bustos Highlights how the GOP Farm Bill Does Nothing to Address the damage of the Trump Trade War on Farmers

WASHINGTON– Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) took to the House Floor in support of modifying the Farm Bill to protect farmers who are being hurt by the Trump Administration’s reckless and impulsive trade war. At a time when our farmers are facing a downturn in the agricultural economy and tightening market conditions, this partisan Farm […]

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos statement on China buying “Record Amounts of Russian Soy as It Shuns U.S. Growers”

Dire consequences hit hardworking farmers across the heartland right in the wallet Washington – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos responded to a Bloomberg News article published this morning about how China has tripled its purchases of soybeans from Russia while canceling several shipments of soybeans from the United States. Bustos, who is a member of Democratic House […]

Congresswoman Bustos Statement on Trump Administration Undermining Farmers with Weakened and Unpredictable Renewable Fuel Standard Rules

A year and a half into the Trump Administration and they still haven’t kept their promise to protect hardworking ethanol producers WASHINGTON – Today, following a closed door White House meeting between President Trump, E.P.A. Director Scott Pruitt, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and four Republican Senators, it’s become clear that the Trump Administration still has […]

Bustos & LaHood write USDA seeking to end functional Hiring Freeze at the Peoria Ag Lab

Bustos & LaHood worked across the aisle in 2017 and 2018 to protect the Ag Lab from closure under the President’s budget Peoria, IL – Today, Representatives Cheri Bustos (D-IL) and Darin LaHood (R-IL) sent a letter to United States Department of Agriculture Deputy Secretary Stephen Censky calling for an end to the hiring freeze […]