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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

May 11, 2016
Press Release

Campton Hills, IL — U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) has announced his Traveling Help Desk will be in Sycamore to help assist residents of the 14th Congressional District on Thursday, May 26 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Staff experts will be available to address any issues constituents may have with federal agencies, listen to their concerns and deliver those concerns directly to the Congressman.

May 3, 2016
Press Release

Campton Hills, IL – U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) and Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) have announced their offices will host a Traveling Help Desk on Thursday, May 19 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the McHenry County Government Center in Woodstock. The event will help constituents obtain valuable information and in-person assistance on two important topics: Safe International Travel and the Legal Immigration Process.

May 3, 2016
In The News

Daily Chronicle

SYCAMORE – U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren, R-Ill., met with constituents Tuesday at Shawn’s in Sycamore to discuss concerns and get up to speed on the DeKalb County’s economic state.

“We’re not going to agree on everything,” said DeKalb County Board Chairman Mark Pietrowski, D-3rd District.

Apr 27, 2016
Press Release

Washington, DC – To honor his dedication to free enterprise, U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) has been named a recipient of the International Foodservice Distributors Association’s (IFDA) Thomas Jefferson Award.  The Award honors Senators and Members of Congress who have positive voting records during the 114th Congress on critical issues that contribute to the growth and prosperity of the foodservice distribution industry and the national economy.

Mar 30, 2016
Press Release

Campton Hills, IL — U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) today announced his Traveling Help Desk will be in Yorkville to help assist residents of the 14th Congressional District on Friday, April 29 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Staff experts will be available to address any issues constituents may have with federal agencies, listen to their concerns and deliver those concerns directly to the Congressman.