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Crawford Issues Statement on Cuba
December 17, 2014
Following President Barack Obama’s announcement that the U.S. will ease its isolation of Cuba after more than 50 years, U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford (AR-1) issued the following statement: “While I welcome the restoration of trade between the U.S. and Cuba on behalf of Arkansas agriculture and manufacturers, Congress must proceed with caution and deliberation in response to the president’s decision. I pledge to lend my voice and the voice of Arkansas businesses to what promises to be a thorough and ro... More
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Crawford to Serve as Chairman of Prominent House Agriculture Subcommittee
December 16, 2014
As a member of the House Committee on Agriculture, U.S. Representative Rick Crawford (AR-1) has accepted the chairmanship of the General Farm Commodities and Risk Management Subcommittee, serving as the key House authority for oversight and rule implementation for the farm bill. House Agriculture Committee Chairman-Elect Congressman Michael Conaway (TX-11) made the announcement on December 10, having served as Subcommittee chairman during the 113th Congress, which included the 2014 farm bill mar... More

First District Food Production Plays Critical Role in Hunger Crisis
December 12, 2014
On first glance, Arkansas has little in common with West Africa. They sit roughly 4,000 miles apart as the crow flies, separated by both land and sea. West Africa has more than 100 times the population of Arkansas, and the cultures, wildlife, climate, and landscapes between the two regions are radically different. Finally, West African countries have histories of kingdoms and empires dating back thousands of years, whereas Arkansas has yet to celebrate the 200th anniversary of its statehood with... More

Thanksgiving Offers Time for Gratitude
November 21, 2014
I’ve never been one to begin celebrating Christmas before Thanksgiving. It’s not that I disapprove of those who do or that I don’t enjoy Christmastime. I’ve just always thought Thanksgiving has much more to offer than what initially meets the eye. And it goes well beyond Pilgrims and Native Americans, turkeys, family gatherings, and yes, even football. I believe Thanksgiving’s greatest gift to us is opportunity; opportunity that demands we stop our busy lives and gratefully take stock of the pro... More
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Crawford, Boozman Urge Kerry to Protect American Rice Farmers
November 18, 2014
In a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry, U.S. Congressman Rick Crawford (AR-1) and U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) today urged protecting American rice producers against unfair business practices in Iraq. In early November, the Iraqi Grain Board (IGB) paid $1.4 million more to buy rice from Brazil and Uruguay rather than accept the competitive, lower bid by U.S. rice. “Given the considerable investment of resources by the American taxpayer in Iraq, it is critical that the United States be ... More
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