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Representative Darin LaHood

Representing the 18th District of Illinois

Agriculture

The 18th district is the 9th 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

November 14, 2019 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Darin LaHood (IL-18) announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has made a rural development investment of $200,000 to the Illinois Cooperative Development Center, which is housed within the Institute for Rural Affairs at Western Illinois University.
October 4, 2019 Press Release
PEORIA, IL – Congressman Darin LaHood (IL-18) released the following statement after the White House announced President Trump’s plan to uphold the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and bolster Midwest ethanol and biodiesel.
May 31, 2019 Press Release
PEORIA, IL —Congressman Darin LaHood (R-IL) released the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency, at the request of President Trump, took the final step to allow E15, a fuel blend with 15 percent ethanol, to be sold year-round.
May 17, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. —Congressman Darin LaHood (R-IL) released the following statement today applauding the Trump Administration’s announcement lifting tariffs on steel and aluminum products from Canada and Mexico:
May 10, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Darin LaHood released the following statement after the President and his Administration increased tariffs on China’s imports from 10% to 25%.
May 1, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Darin LaHood joined a bipartisan and bicameral group this morning for a rally in support of an extension to the biodiesel and renewable diesel tax credit. Rep.
May 1, 2019 Photo Gallery
Congressman Darin LaHood joined a bipartisan and bicameral group this morning for a rally in support of an extension to the biodiesel and renewable diesel tax credit on Wednesday morning. Rep.
March 28, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representatives Darin LaHood (IL-18) and Cheri Bustos (IL-17) released the following statement after a meeting with USDA’s Agricultural Research Service Administrator Chavonda Jacobs-Young:
March 18, 2019 Press Release
PEORIA, IL — Representatives Darin LaHood (IL-18) and Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced that the National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research has been removed from the closure list and is recommended to be funded in President Trump’s FY2020 budget proposal sent to Congress. Over the last two budget cycles, Reps.
March 18, 2019 Press Release
PEORIA, IL — Congressman Darin LaHood (R-IL) and Congressman Rick Larsen (D-WA), Co-chairs of the U.S.-China Working Group, are leading a Congressional delegation trip to China to meet with Chinese and U.S. officials to discuss the importance of a fair-trade partnership between the two nations.