This week, I will be introducing the Farm Risk Abatement and Mitigation Election (FRAME) Act, which would incentivize farmers to save money for disaster scenarios. The FRAME Act would establish tax-deferred farm savings accounts which would help farmers prepare for disasters by saving in advance. Upon implementation, any USDA-recognized farmer would be eligible to own a FRAME account by registering with the Farmer Service Agency (FSA). Much like an IRA or Health Savings Account, FRAME Accounts would allow producers to invest in their own future. When disaster strikes, affected producers can withdraw from these accounts for instant relief.


Yesterday I urged Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to support Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s request for a disaster declaration for 12 northeastern Arkansas counties affected by recent flooding. Over a four-week period, northeastern Arkansas received 8 to 12 inches of rainfall, resulting in flooding that caused an estimated $45.6 million to $50 million worth of damages to crops.


This is exactly the kind of inconsistency that we're encountering on a regular basis. Why can these American companies sell planes to Iran, but Arkansans can't sell their agricultural products to Cuba?

Aggressive Enforcement of Trade Agreements Critical

Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, the Obama administration challenged China on its support for its own rice, corn, and wheat producers. The administration based its challenge on the fact that Beijing is subsidizing these industries in excess of levels agreed to in trade agreements. According to the Wall...

House Members Denounce Senate Catfish Vote

Washington, D.C. - Earlier this week, the Senate voted in favor of S.J.Res. 28, a Congressional Review Act resolution that would remove a catfish inspection program from the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) jurisdiction back to the purview of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). T...

Crawford Congratulates Naval Academy Appointee

Jonesboro, AR – U.S. Representative Rick Crawford (AR-1) today announced the appointment of a 1st District student to the U.S. Naval Academy. Sean Jernigan of Paragould received an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy after his nomination by Congressman Crawford. Sean currently attends Crowley’s Ri...




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Yea Sep 26, 2016 RC# 558 H.R. 5392 No Veterans Crisis Line Call Should Go Unanswered Act
Yea Sep 26, 2016 RC# 557 H.R. 3537 Synthetic Drug Control Act of 2015
Yea Sep 22, 2016 RC# 556 H.R. 5798 To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1101 Davis Street in Evanst...
Yea Sep 22, 2016 RC# 555 H.R. 5037 District of Columbia Courts and Public Defender Service Voluntary Separation Incentive Payments Act
Yea Sep 21, 2016 RC# 541 H.R. 5147 Bathrooms Accessible in Every Situation (BABIES) Act
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