Mar 08 2012
President Obama’s most recent budget proposal would close six Agriculture Research Service (ARS) laboratories including the Dale Bumpers Small Farms Research Center in Booneville. The President’s proposal redirects the money from these research centers to increase spending on other programs.
Today I encouraged Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to look at the facility and reexamine the research important research being done at the laboratory.
U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) introduced two Arkansans who testified at today’s Senate Agriculture Committee hearing exploring how U.S. policy can assist the development of local markets for farmers.
Jody Hardin, a fifth-generation family farmer from Grady and Ronald McCormick, Senior Director of Sustainable Agriculture at Walmart offered their unique insights on marketing crops locally to the Committee members as part of the second panel of witnesses for the “Hearing on Healthy Food Initiatives, Local Production, and Nutrition.”
Mar 07 2012
Senator Boozman, a member of the Senate Commerce Committee questioned witnesses about regulations protecting passengers and the environment.
Supports Blunt Amendment
Feb 29 2012
“The American people are tired of the finger pointing that has stalled much of the work they sent us here to do, but I’m hopeful we are seeing a light at the end of the tunnel. That starts with trying to enact all appropriations bills through a regular process this year,” Boozman said in his speech.
Boozman joined the bipartisan effort on the Senate floor highlighting the need for regular order in the chamber and trying to enact the appropriations bills as a good example.
Senator John Boozman heard testimony today from Administrator Bruce Nelson, of the Farm Service Agency, and Chief David White, of the Natural Resources Conservation Service during the Senate Agriculture committee hearing on strengthening conservation in the 2012 Farm Bill.
Dec 14 2011
U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) speaks on the Senate floor in support of moving the Keystone XL pipeline project forward.
Senator Boozman spoke in support of S. J. Res. 6 which would put a stop to the FCC's Net Neutrality rules from going forward. He spoke on the Senate Floor talking about how the rules will stifle innovation, investment and ultimately job growth.