U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos earns Farm Bureau endorsement

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BLOOMINGTON—Farmer trustees representing county Farm Bureaus in the 17th Congressional District are endorsing U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos for re-election.

County Farm Bureau leaders meeting as trustees for Illinois Agricultural Association ACTIVATOR® – Illinois Farm Bureau’s political action committee – unanimously endorsed Rep. Bustos for her outstanding voting record and many other efforts in the 116th Congress on behalf of farmers in her district.

Congresswoman Bustos undertook multiple efforts in the 116th Congress to fight for Illinois agriculture. Most notably, Congresswoman Bustos was instrumental in arranging a private, in-person meeting between IFB President Rich Guebert and U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. This meeting was an invaluable experience which helped move the needle forward on the eventual passing of the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA).

At the request of Illinois Farm Bureau, Representative Bustos signed onto multiple letters ranging in topics such as, USDA’s performance on the 2019 crop report, request for Section 319 funding for a multi-county nutrient loss reduction strategy project in the Mississippi North priority watershed, request to delay the payment deadline for crop insurance premiums and critiques of the U.S. EPA’s misuse of Small Refinery Exemptions.

ACTIVATOR Trustee Committee chairman Don Temple said "Congresswoman Bustos has not stopped advocating for agriculture since arriving in Washington. She is always accessible to Illinois Farm Bureau. She continues to represent Illinois agriculture and fight for what’s right. Illinois Farm Bureau ACTIVATOR Trustees in the 17th district are proud to call Cheri a ‘Friend of Agriculture.’"

About Illinois Farm Bureau ACTIVATOR®:

ACTIVATOR, IFB’s Political Involvement Fund, is a voluntary, non-profit, segregated fund promoting the economic and social well-being of farmers which seeks to help elect pro-farm candidates no matter their party affiliation. ACTIVATOR trustees are local Farm Bureau leaders representing each county in the Illinois General Assembly Legislative District.

About Illinois Farm Bureau:

The Illinois Farm Bureau is a member of the American Farm Bureau Federation, a national organization of farmers and ranchers. Founded in 1916, IFB is a non-profit, membership organization directed by farmers who join through their county Farm Bureau. IFB has a total membership of more than 386,291 and a voting membership of 79,159. IFB represents three out of four Illinois farmers.

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via Pontiac Daily Leader – Pontiac, IL

September 3, 2020 at 07:19AM

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