USDA Adopts Bustos’ Bipartisan Strategy to Combat Opioids Addiction in Rural America

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL) and Senator Donnelly (D-IN) introduced bipartisan legislation in July of 2017 to help rural communities combat the opioid epidemic EAST MOLINE– Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL) announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) will give funding priority in two key grant programs to help combat the opioid epidemic in […]

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 […]