Congressman John Shimkus

Representing the 15th District of Illinois



More on Agriculture

Jun 8, 2020 Press Release
The court's decision comes at a time when soybean farmers across Illinois have already begun applying dicamba to their crop in order to achieve maximum yield potential.
Nov 13, 2019 Press Release
"Don has submitted soybean samples for nutritional analysis for seven years," Shimkus noted. "His 2018 sample of Stine Seed Company variety 38LE02 yielded a composite feed value of $347.40 per ton, putting him in the top 15 growers in Illinois for feed value."
Jul 26, 2018 Press Release
"The sooner we negotiate better trade deals, the better off all my constituents will be."
Jul 19, 2018 Press Release
As the representative of one of the top corn, bean, and pork producing districts in the country, I’m honored to serve on this year’s Farm Bill conference committee.
Jun 27, 2017 Press Release
“This is a huge win for farmers and rural communities in Illinois. Congress never intended for EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers to have jurisdiction over ditches, creeks and man-made ponds. I applaud President Trump and Administrator Pruitt for reversing this Obama Administration power grab, and for protecting the rights and the livelihoods of my constituents.”
Jan 13, 2016 Press Release
House approves legislation targeting two controversial water rules
Oct 26, 2015 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) signed a letter to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) asking the agency to rescind its reinterpretation of the Process Safety Management (PSM) program that could put a strain on small and medium sized fertilizer facilities.
Jul 23, 2015 Press Release
Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) supported two bills this week that have significant benefits for constituents in central and southern Illinois where coal and agricultural industries are major employers and drivers of economic growth.