Dr. Boozman's Check-up

As the top Republican on the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee, I launched a series of listening sessions to gain input from Natural State agriculture producers as the process of writing the 2023 Farm Bill gets underway because the best solutions come from the ground up. These discussions are all about how to improve policies for better supporting farmers, ranchers, foresters and rural communities so we can maintain our position as a leader in producing the saftest, most affordable and abundant food supply in the world.

Here's some of the coverage of my visits, including the tour’s first two stops in Fort Smith and Monticello:

Arkansas PBS: At the table as the latest Farm Bill is drafted sits the ranking Republican on the Senate Agriculture Committee, and Sen. John Boozman joined us from Washington

Arkansas Farm Bureau: Senator John Boozman joins Arkansas AgCast to talk about the upcoming farm bill, discuss USDA's February Trade report, and more

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Rising costs and falling populations make rural Arkansas needs more pressing, Boozman says

40/29 News: River Valley farmers discuss federal farm bill with Sen. Boozman

KNWA: Boozman visits Fort Smith for farm bill listening session

Pine Bluff Commercial: Boozman continues on Farm Bill talking tour

Stuttgart Daily Leader: Congress urged to strengthen price, revenue supports, crop insurance programs at Farm Bill listening session

Advance Monticellonian: Farm Bill discussion held at UAM

KTVE: U.S. Senator John Boozman visits University of Arkansas at Monticello to hear from agriculture producers ahead of Farm Bill

Ashley County Ledger: Farm Bill Session Draws Interest from Southeast Arkansas

USA Rice: Whitaker Outlines USA Rice Farm Bill Priorities in Arkansas

University of Arkansas Agriculture Extension: Farm Bill listening session at Monticello followed one the previous day at Fort Smith