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Arkansas Delegation Introduces ‘Farm Protection Act of 2014’
September 19, 2014
On Thursday, September 18, members of the Arkansas House delegation introduced H.R. 5542, the Farm Protection Act of 2014. The legislation was introduced to help protect ag-producers who may become creditors in a bankruptcy. Earlier this summer, a grain merchandiser, known as Turner Grain, located in the First District ended their operations and has since entered in to bankruptcy litigation causing problems for producers. “The Arkansas House delegation is moving forward to assist ag-producers wh... More

Rodeo Caucus Preserves First District, American Tradition
September 19, 2014
As we enter that season known as autumn, we see more county and district fairs dot the First District landscape. These fairs deliver an assortment of distractions for the entire family, including games, rides, exhibits, booths, sugary and/or deep-fried cuisine, livestock shows, and demolition derbies. While we can certainly debate the merits of too much participation in some of these distractions (notably the food), one fact remains: We love our fairs. Perhaps my favorite fair activity revolves ... More

Service Academy Nominations Open for First District Students
September 12, 2014
For more than 200 years, a group of institutions have honed the skills of our country’s finest young men and women. These institutions, known as the U.S. service academies, have produced scores of astronauts, businesspersons, legislators, Olympians, and professional athletes. Three U.S. presidents have called them their alma maters as well as multiple Nobel Prize recipients. Service academy graduates have seen great success in the public eye, but they’ve also helped to preserve our freedoms. In ... More
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Arkansas Congressmen Applaud USDA Loan Extensions in Turner Case
September 9, 2014
U.S. Representatives Rick Crawford (AR-1), Tim Griffin (AR-2), Steve Womack (AR-3), and Tom Cotton (AR-4) commended the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Monday for extending the payment date for Farm Service Agency (FSA) Marketing Assistance Loans by an additional 60 days for agricultural producers affected by the collapse of Tuner Grain Merchandising in Brinkley, Arkansas. On August 28, 2014, the representatives sent a joint letter to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack requesting an extension of 1... More
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Crawford’s ‘Common Sense in Species Protection Act’ Receives Hearing
September 9, 2014
U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford (AR-1) released a statement Tuesday expressing his gratitude to the House Committee on Natural Resources and committee chairman Doc Hastings for holding a hearing held regarding Crawford’s legislation, H.R. 4319, the Common Sense in Species Protection Act. In May, committee Chairman Doc Hastings also held a field hearing in Batesville where a broad range of witnesses testified about the economic impact that the proposed critical habitat designation would have on private l... More
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