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  • Farm Bill Conference Committee Critical for Arkansas Jobs
    Posted in Articles on November 1, 2013 | Preview rr
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    As a conferee to the 2013 Farm Bill conference committee, last week I had the privilege of participating in the first public meeting of the committee with members of both the House and Senate. There, each of the 41 conferees, including myself and Arkansas Senator John Boozman, had the opportunity to lay out their initial markers and priorities on what the bill should contain. It is an important first step as we begin the negotiating process to hammer out the differences between the two bills and... Read more

  • Crawford Delivers Remarks at First 2013 Farm Bill Conference Committee Meeting
    Posted in Press Releases on October 30, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: The Farm Bill

    Congressman Rick Crawford (AR-1), Chairman of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock, Rural Development, and Credit and a conferee to the 2013 Farm Bill Conference Committee, delivered his opening remarks at today’s first meeting of the 2013 Farm Bill conference committee: “I would like to thank Chairman Lucas, Ranking Member Peterson, Chairwoman Stabenow and Ranking Member Cochran for their outstanding work and dedication to making a Farm Bill a reality. But I don’t think there’s anyon... Read more

  • Crawford Looks Forward to First Farm Bill Conference Committee Meeting
    Posted in Press Releases on October 29, 2013 | Preview rr
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    Crawford Looks Forward to First Farm Bill Conference Committee Meeting WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Rick Crawford (AR-1), Chairman of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock, Rural Development, and Credit and a conferee to the 2013 Farm Bill, will attend the conference committee’s first meeting tomorrow afternoon in the Longworth House Office Building. “As this conference committee begins the hard work of settling the differences between the House and Senate Farm Bills, it is critical to... Read more

  • Crawford Statement on Passage of Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act
    Posted in Press Releases on September 20, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, The Farm Bill

    Congressman Rick Crawford (AR-1), a member of the House Agriculture Committee, issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 3103, the Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act: “I am pleased the House has taken the final step toward conference committee with the Senate on this year’s critical Farm Bill legislation. This bill implements substantive reforms that are designed to crack down on those that abuse the system, while preserving these vital taxpayer funds for those who truly ... Read more

  • Crawford to Kick Off Farm Tour Monday
    Posted in Press Releases on August 26, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: The Farm Bill

    On Monday, August 26, Congressman Rick Crawford (AR-1) will begin a tour of farms and agriculture-related interests in Arkansas’s First Congressional District. Agriculture is the top industry in Arkansas and Crawford is the state’s sole representative on the House Agriculture Committee. The Farm Tour will be a chance for Crawford to listen to farm families and advocate for a Farm Bill. “This year’s Farm Tour represents an important opportunity for me to hear directly from the growers and produc... Read more

  • Crawford Expresses Disappointment on Adjournment
    Posted in Press Releases on August 2, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, The Farm Bill

    Congressman Rick Crawford (R-AR) issued the following statement after Congress adjourned for August recess: “I am very disappointed to be headed home today as Congress still has much work to accomplish. The agricultural industry in my district desperately needs a Farm Bill, and the clock is ticking as we move toward September 30 when current law expires. I do not believe it is responsible to leave Washington and leave farmers hanging in the balance without having voted to establish certainty for... Read more

  • Crawford Statement on Passage of H.R. 2642
    Posted in Press Releases on July 11, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: The Farm Bill

    Congressman Rick Crawford (R-AR), a Member of the House Agriculture Committee, issued the following statement after the House of Representatives voted to pass H.R. 2642, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013: “Today, the House took the first step in the long process of putting a full, five-year Farm Bill in place. This is not a perfect bill, nor is this approach my first choice. However, more than anything Arkansas must have a Farm Bill in place. Passage of this measure ... Read more

  • Crawford Statement Regarding Failure of Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management (FARRM) Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 24, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, The Farm Bill

    Congressman Rick Crawford (R-AR) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives failed to pass H.R. 1947, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management (FARRM) Act, by a vote of 195-234. “I am extremely disappointed that the House failed to pass a Farm Bill, which means agriculture policy could revert to 1949 - causing drastic price increases for consumers and major disruptions for farm operators. This option is unacceptable. While the ill effects would hit everyone in Am... Read more

  • Crawford Delivers Opening Remarks during House Consideration of Farm Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on June 18, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, The Farm Bill

    Washington – Today, Congressman Rick Crawford (R-AR) delivered the following comments in support of H.R. 1947, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management (FARRM) Act of 2013. Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of H.R. 1947. First I would like to thank Chairman Lucas and Ranking Member Peterson for their outstanding work in crafting the 2013 Farm Bill. I would especially like to thank the farmers and ranchers across rural America for their patience as we worked through this long, difficult pr... Read more