Lawmakers Demand Answers from EPA on Failed Implementation of Renewable Fuel Standard

Washington, D.C. – Democratic members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the House Committee on Agriculture today called on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide additional information regarding their failed implementation of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). In a letter led by Congressman Dave Loebsack and Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, the members laid […]

Congresswoman Bustos Statement on Trump’s Trade War Driving Soybean Futures Prices Down to Nine-Year Lows

CNBC highlights how President Trump’s rapidly escalating trade war is putting farmers at risk Washington, DC- Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL-17) responded to news that Soybean futures have plunged to a nine-year low on the heels of President Trump launching trade wars against China, Canada, Mexico and the European Union. As was reported in CNBC […]

Bustos & LaHood Announce new hiring at Peoria Ag Lab

Bustos & LaHood Pushed the USDA to end the effective hiring freeze after preventing closure Peoria, IL – In April, Representatives Cheri Bustos (D-IL) and Darin LaHood (R-IL) wrote a letter to the United States Department of Agriculture asking them to end a functional hiring freeze at the Peoria Ag Lab. Specifically, several research positions […]

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos’ statement on the defeat of the Washington Republicans Fake Farm Bill

Bustos calls on Republicans to abandon partisan path and instead work with Democrats to draft a truly bipartisan Farm Bill Washington – Today, following the defeat of the Washington Republicans’ so-called Farm Bill, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, a member of Democratic House Leadership and the House Agriculture Committee, issued the following statement: “Instead of working with Democrats […]