WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the House Agriculture Committee, welcomed the Illinois Farm Bureau to the U.S. Capitol where they held a discussion about current farm conditions and the state of the local agriculture economy as the president’s reckless trade war continues to create uncertainty.
“As I travel across our district, I see farmland literally under water and visit with farmers who are unable to plant their crops,” said Congresswoman Bustos, a member of the House Agriculture Committee. “From Mother Nature to the president’s tweets, ag producers are feeling a great deal of uncertainty. Our family farmers desperately need a steady hand in Washington that’s going to deliver for them in these turbulent times. I thank the Illinois Farm Bureau for being a partner and will continue to work with them to open markets for our family farmers.”
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Congresswoman Bustos serves on both the House Appropriations and Agriculture Committees. Last year, she helped pass a robust Farm Bill which included her legislation to help new and beginning farmers, improve rural health delivery and crack down on the opioid epidemic that’s ravaging our communities. Congresswoman Bustos has also led the charge for stable trade policies – introducing bills to expand agricultural trade with Cuba and mitigate the financial damage for farmers resulting from the president’s reckless trade war.