The 18th district is the 10th largest agriculture district in the nation. According to USDA, current Illinois agri-food exports support 60,600 jobs and are worth $8 billion. In addition, at least 20% of Illinois farmer income is attributable to agricultural exports.
In Central Illinois, our farmers work tirelessly to provide for our families in Illinois as well as our country and nations abroad. From raising livestock to growing crops such as soybeans and corn, they contribute to the lifeblood of our state and our economy.
To fully support the agriculture community, we must maintain effective programs that allow our farmers to remain globally competitive, we must reduce regulations, and we must expand opportunities for trade.
More on Agriculture
|5/17/21||Rep. LaHood, Illinois Soybean Association Kick Off the “Life of a Soybean” Video Series|
|4/27/21||LaHood Op-ed: Moving a strong trade agenda forward|
|2/5/21||Rep. LaHood Recognizes Orion Samuelson|
|2/3/21||LaHood Selected to Serve on Critical Trade and Tax Panels|
|12/8/20||LaHood Votes to Improve Infrastructure Resources for Illinois Waterways|
|7/1/20||Rep. LaHood Statement on USMCA Taking Effect|
|6/18/20||Rep. LaHood Discuses Phase One Trade Deal with China, Expanding American Competitiveness on China Task Force at Hearing with U.S. Trade Representative|
|5/27/20||Rep. LaHood Announces Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Improvements for IL18|
|12/17/19||LaHood, Murphy Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Modernize Financing Tools for Farmers and Manufacturers|
|11/14/19||Rep. LaHood Announces $200,000 Grant Award for WIU Rural Cooperative Development|