May 10 2012
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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.”
Senator Boozman, a member of the Senate Commerce Committee questioned witnesses about regulations protecting passengers and the environment.