Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Important Farm Bill Meeting

From rising fuel and fertilizer prices to severe weather, Arkansas farmers are faced with tremendous obstacles. Because of these and other issues affecting producers, I will be hosting three meetings to discuss the upcoming 2007 Farm Bill during the first week in July.

At these meetings, we will discuss the status of this legislation as well as the potential impact this bill will have on our farm families. We must ensure the new Farm Bill will maintain a strong safety net for farmers so they can continue to supply Americans with the cheapest and safest source of food and fiber in the world. With your input, I believe that we can work together with Congress to maintain and improve the safety net for American farmers for the next Farm Bill.

I would like to extend a personal invitation to you and hope you will be able to attend one of three meetings that will be happening throughout the district. Below is more detail about the meeting locations. I hope to see you there.

Meeting Times and Locations:

Monday, July 2nd
8:30 a.m.
Phillips Community College – Stuttgart, AR
Seminar Room, A111

Monday, July 2nd
1:00 p.m.
Mid South Community College - West Memphis, AR
McGruder Hall, Room 108

Tuesday, July 3rd
9:00 a.m.
Paragould Community Center – Paragould, AR
Room B