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 […]

VIDEO: Congresswoman Bustos Highlights how the GOP Farm Bill Does Nothing to Address the damage of the Trump Trade War on Farmers

WASHINGTON– Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) took to the House Floor in support of modifying the Farm Bill to protect farmers who are being hurt by the Trump Administration’s reckless and impulsive trade war. At a time when our farmers are facing a downturn in the agricultural economy and tightening market conditions, this partisan Farm Bill fails […]