May 23 2012
May 16 2012
As a member of the Senate Commerce Committee, Senator Boozman had the opporutnity to ask questions to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioners. Senator Boozman is concerned about the access and the development of broadband in rural areas. You can listen to the questions and hear what Chairman Julius Genachowski said before the senate committee.
May 10 2012
Apr 18 2012
Mar 27 2012
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.
Mar 07 2012
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.”