Bustos Helps Pass Grain Standards Reauthorization Act

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the House Agriculture Committee, helped pass the U.S. Grain Standards Reauthorization Act, which authorizes the Federal Grain Inspection Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture to establish marketing standards like weight and quality for certain grains and oilseeds including corn, soybeans, wheat and more. This […]

Bustos, Finkenauer, LaHood, Loebsack Applaud Army Corps of Engineers Recognition of Corn Belt Port as Top 100 in the Nation

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representatives Cheri Bustos (IL-17), Abby Finkenauer (IA-01), Darin LaHood (IL-18) and Dave Loebsack (IA-02) announced today that the recently federally-designated Corn Belt Ports were named as “Leading U.S. Ports in 2019” by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, ranking in the top 100 ports in the United States by tonnage moved. The […]

Illinois Biofuels Producers, Industry Leaders Join Call for Bustos’ Next Generation Fuel Act

“It represents an opportunity for economic development for rural economies all over Illinois.” “…a win for farmers, motorists, and the rural economy.” “…an enormous step… this legislation offers the path to a homegrown, green renewable fuel…” WASHINGTON – Biofuels producers and leading organizations in Illinois are joining the call in support of Congresswoman Cheri Bustos’ (IL-17) Next Generation […]

Bustos, Finkenauer, LaHood, Loebsack Request for Corn Belt Port Designation in Illinois Answered by Army Corps of Engineers

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced recently that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers approved the creation of the three Port Statistical Areas (PSAs) in the Heart of the Corn Belt, which includes key ports in Illinois and Iowa.  The Corps will designate the Mississippi River Ports of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois (MRPEIWI), the Mid-America Port […]