Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) issued the following statement following news that Congressman Frank Lucas, the Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, said he will move ahead with a farm bill:

Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) issued the following statement following news that Congressman Frank Lucas, the Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, said he will move ahead with a farm bill:

 “I’m encouraged that Chairman Lucas recently indicated he will move ahead with a farm bill next month, and wants to send a bipartisan farm bill to the floor of the House for a vote. As I travel around our region and talk to farmers, the one thing I hear over and over again is that they want certainty. I support a bipartisan, common sense five-year farm bill that will give our farmers the peace of mind they deserve to plan for future investments and growth.”