With Congress Back in Session, Bustos Urges Colleagues to Address Issues Facing Rural America

WASHINGTON – Today, with the House of Representatives back from the August district work period, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (Il-17) urged her colleagues on both sides of the aisle to focus on the pressing issues impacting families in rural America, including improving access to doctors and rural broadband. This past month, Congresswoman Bustos was in every […]

Congresswoman Bustos Highlights Importance of Rural Development Partnerships at Neumiller Farms

SAVANNA, IL – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) was joined by officials from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development Agency for a tour and discussion on the importance of strengthening rural economies at Neumiller Farms. Neumiller Farms recently built a new potato handling facility. They financed this project with a $447,155 loan that […]

Congresswoman Bustos Announces USDA Economic Development Funding for Jo-Carroll Energy and Stephenson Service Company

ELIZABETH, IL – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) was joined by officials from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development Agency to announce $126,665 in grants to Jo-Carroll Energy and a $770,000 Economic Development loan to Stephenson Service Company. These funds will be used to help these businesses continue growing and succeeding in our […]

Bustos Lauds $3.1 Million USDA Investment to Train the Next Generation of Agricultural Innovators

ROCK ISLAND – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) applauded the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for a program that will invest in the next generation of agricultural leaders. Last week, the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture announced the availability of $3.1 million to support a fellowship program for graduate degree (masters and […]