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Congressman Randy Hultgren

Representing the 14th District of ILLINOIS

Agriculture

As a former member of the House Committee on Agriculture, I understand the importance of this valuable industry to farmers, farm families and our communities throughout Illinois and across the nation. Agricultural production is Illinois’ #1 industry, sustaining tens of thousands of quality jobs covering more than 28 million acres–nearly 80 percent of the state's total land area.

Billions of dollars flow into the state's economy from ag-related industries, such as farm machinery manufacturing, biofuels and agriculture commodity markets. Agriculture isn’t just a rural issue; these industries and markets sustain urban jobs and feed our cities, and the world. Illinois products can be found on every continent and aboard ships on every sea.

One of my proudest accomplishments in Congress is helping draft and pass a bipartisan, long-term, comprehensive farm bill that reflects the needs and priorities of Illinois’ family farmers. We were able to make meaningful reforms, end direct payments and save taxpayer dollars. Next, we need significant tax reform to help our family farms survive and thrive through the years and generations to come. I consistently support efforts to permanently repeal the estate tax which are an unfair assault on the hard work and investment of family farmers. Click here to learn more about my position on tax reform.

More on Agriculture

Apr 16, 2014
Press Release

Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) joined a renewed effort with 59 colleagues to repeal the punitive Estate Tax, also known as the “Death Tax.” He is a co-sponsor of H.R. 483, the Farmers Against Crippling Taxes Act, and H.R. 147, the Death Tax Repeal Act.

Mar 25, 2014
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Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren (IL-14) issued the following statement today regarding the release of EPA’s draft proposal defining “Waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act.

Jan 29, 2014
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Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 2642, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2014 (FARRM), with a vote of 251-166.

Oct 30, 2013
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Washington, DC — The U.S. House voted to 292 to 122 to pass H.R. 992, the Swaps Regulatory Improvement Act, sponsored by Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) that would amend the Dodd-Frank Act to ensure that entities that rely on certain types of swaps to persevere during uncertain times would continue to have affordable and stable access to these essential financial products.

Oct 23, 2013
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Washington, DC — U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) voted with the House to pass the bipartisan Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013, H.R. 3080.

Jul 11, 2013
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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Randy Hultgren (IL-14) released the following statement today after he voted in favor of the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act (FARRM)The billpassed by a vote of 216-208.

Jun 20, 2013
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Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren (IL-14) issued the following statement regarding the House vote on the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act (FARRM) today.

Feb 8, 2013
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -  Congressman Randy Hultgren yesterday co-sponsored the Farmers Against Crippling Taxes Act (H.R. 483 The FACT Act).

“The death tax is an unfair assault on the hard work and investment of small business owners and family farmers across the country,” said Hultgren.  “Taxing the same assets for a third or fourth time is exactly what makes our current tax code so harmful to economic growth.”

Oct 15, 2012
Press Release

GENEVA, IL—Congressman Randy Hultgren (IL-14) will be named a Friend of Agriculture by the Illinois Farm Bureau Tuesday for his exceptional voting record on Illinois Farm Bureau federal priority issues in the current session of Congress. The presentation will take place from 12:30-1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 16 at the McHenry County Farm Bureau, and the press are invited.

WHAT: Presentation of theIllinois Farm Bureau’s Friend of Agriculture Award

WHEN:12:30-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Aug 8, 2012
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GENEVA, IL— Congressman Randy Hultgren (IL-14) today announced that Lake and McHenry counties have received primary disaster designations from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Kane county is therefore classified as ‘contiguous’ by the USDA and is eligible for disaster assistance from the Farm Service Agency.

One week ago, Lee and Whiteside counties received primary disaster designations, resulting in contiguous designations for Bureau, DeKalb, Henry and Kendall.