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

Mentoring Grant Invests in First District Youth
November 13, 2014
I pledge my head to clearer thinking, my heart to greater loyalty, my hands to larger service, and my health to better living, for my club, my community, my country, and my world. – THE 4-H PLEDGE Before I graduated high school, I participated in 4-H, an extracurricular program emphasizing the importance of young people learning, growing, and working with adults as catalysts for positive change. This program began more than a century ago with agricultural roots, eventually adding life skills to ... More

Veterans Day Gives Arkansas Chance to Honor Those Who Served
October 31, 2014
“From the founding of this country, veterans have been the lifeblood of our nation…We want all of our deserving heroes to be honored and recognized.” – Colonel Conrad Reynolds, founder and director of the Arkansas Military Veterans’ Hall of Fame Colonel Reynolds made these remarks describing the nomination process for the 2014 Arkansas Military Veterans’ Hall of Fame. For the past four years, this non-profit organization has annually honored and recognized up to 15 Arkansas military veterans, in... More
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Crawford Announces $164,000 Grant for Arkansas 4-H
October 28, 2014
U.S. Representative Rick Crawford (AR-1) announced Tuesday the National 4-H Council has awarded $164,000 to the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service in support of the 4-H National Mentoring Program. The grant comes as a part of the Department of Justice Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s national effort to strengthen, expand, and implement youth mentoring activities to improve the lives of millions of young Americans. This grant will provide funding to facili... More
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