PEORIA: Bustos Secures Funds to Support Peoria Ag Lab, Illinois Central College and Demolition of Former Harrison School

The funding was included in the FY22 funding package which will be signed by President Biden in the coming days.  WASHINGTON — Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, announced that she secured $7 million in a major funding package for a climate resilience and biomanufacturing initiative at Peoria’s Ag Lab, […]

Bustos Discusses Importance of Commodity Programs in Upcoming Farm Bill

WASHINGTON — This week, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17),Chair of the General Farm Commodities and Risk Management Subcommittee of the House Agriculture Committee, joined a committee hearing titled, “A 2022 Review of the Farm Bill: Commodity Group Perspectives on Title 1.” During the hearing, Bustos spoke with growers and producers from national commodity organizations to discuss how farm […]

Bustos’ Opening Statement at Hearing to Review Farm Policy with Undersecretary Robert Bonnie

WASHINGTON — Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17),Chair of the General Farm Commodities and Risk Management Subcommittee of the House Agriculture Committee, delivered the following statement at today’s hearing titled “A Hearing to Review Farm Policy with Undersecretary Robert Bonnie.” [As prepared for delivery] Today’s hearing to review farm policy with USDA’s Undersecretary for Farm Production […]

Bustos Discusses $1 Billion USDA Climate-Smart Commodities Investment During House Ag Subcommittee Hearing

WASHINGTON — Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) discussed the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s $1 billion investment in climate-smart commodities to expand markets and strengthen rural America while she chaired a hearing of the General Farm Commodities and Risk Management Subcommittee of the House Agriculture Committee. The initiative is being rolled out utilizing discretionary authorities under […]