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Rick Crawford Representing Arkansas' First District
U.S. Congressman Rick Crawford Representing Arkansas' First District

Economy

    Arkansas farmers, politicians welcome new trade deal

    Arkansas farmers, politicians welcome new trade deal Written by: Frank Lockwood Published by: NW Arkansas Democrat Gazette WASHINGTON -- Arkansas farmers and politicians Monday welcomed news of a new trade agreement among the United States, Canada and Mexico, saying closer commercial ties are good for the state's economy. While eager to review the complete text of the agreement, they expressed confidence that the deal will prove beneficial, especially for those who till the soil. "This will be a...

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    The Farm Bill – Not Just for Farmers

    The Farm Bill – Not Just for Farmers Written by: Lauren Waldrip Ward Published by: Arkansas Money & Politics It’s a common misconception: The Farm Bill relates to agriculture and doesn’t affect the average American consumer. This could not be further from the truth. The reality is, if you eat food, you need a farm bill. Since 1933, the Farm Bill has provided affordable food. It began as a way to support farmers struggling as a result of the Great Depression and has evolved into an extensive omni...

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    Crawford talks Farm Bill Update, Minimum Wage in Arkansas, Brett Kavanaugh

    Crawford talks Farm Bill Update, Minimum Wage in Arkansas, Brett Kavanaugh Written by: Johnathan Reaves Published by: KASU In this monthly Congressional interview, U.S. Representative Rick Crawford talks with KASU News Director Johnathan Reaves about an update on the Farm Bill, a ballot measure in November that would raise the Arkansas minimum wage to $11 an hour by 2021, and how nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court Brett Kavanaugh could affect this upcoming mid-term elections. Click on Listen for...

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    Senator calls for deal on farm bill

    Senator calls for deal on farm bill Written by: Frank Lockwood Published by: NW Arkansas Democrat Gazette WASHINGTON -- At Wednesday's farm bill conference committee meeting, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell urged House and Senate members to swiftly resolve their differences and come up with language that can pass in both chambers. "Failure is not an option," the Republican from Kentucky said. "We need to get a farm bill signed into law before the end of September." Three Arkansans are ser...

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    Louisiana rice producers join over 60 groups to support Farm Bill Cuba Provision

    Louisiana rice producers join over 60 groups to support Farm Bill Cuba Provision Written by: S. Jacobs Published by: News 15 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Louisiana rice producers, including the Louisiana Rice Promotion Council and Kennedy Rice, joined a bipartisan group of over 60 agriculture associations, businesses, and elected officials across 17 states in urging House and Senate Agriculture Committees to include a provision in the 2018 farm bill that the Congressional Budget Office determined w...

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    Farm Bill Conference Committee meetings begin

    Washington, DC – Today, the House and Senate Farm Bill conferees formally met for the first time to begin discussions on the 2018 Farm Bill. The conference committee will work to put together a final product that combines the House and Senate versions of the bill. The current Farm Bill programs are set to expire on September 30th. Upon the first meeting, Rep. Crawford released the following statement: “I am privileged to be a part of this important process which has a profound impact on the live...

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    Asphalt Industry Seeks Permanent HoS Relief with Revised Regulations

    Asphalt Industry Seeks Permanent HoS Relief with Revised Regulations Published by: For Construction Pros Legislative, regulatory and industry efforts to provide additional relief in Hours of Service (HoS) requirements for short-haul truckers are under review. Late in June, U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford (R-Ark.) introduced the HOURS Act (H.R.7178), which would provide relief, similar to that obtained by NAPA, for ancillary industry short-haul truckers. On Aug. 23, the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Admi...

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    Crawford talks soybeans, trade

    Crawford talks soybeans, trade Written by: Johnathan Reaves Published by: KASU In this monthly interview with KASU, U.S. Representative Rick Crawford talks about an aid package for soybean farmers, the Farm Bill, trade, and the First District race. Click on the Listen button to hear the interview.

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    U.S. Rep. Crawford talks farming, Mueller investigation

    U.S. Rep. Crawford talks farming, Mueller investigation Written by: Roby Brock Published by: Talk Business & Politics U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford, R-Jonesboro, has reservations about an agricultural mitigation package and he thinks passage of the Farm Bill can resolve many uncertainties for the state’s largest economic engine. In an interview on this weekend’s edition of Talk Business & Politics, Crawford said he has reservations about President Donald Trump’s $12 billion bailout option for tariff-i...

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    WASHINGTON NEWS IN BRIEF: Arkansans make White House stop; border visit part of senator's week; state's delegates tout Iraq's rice buy

    WASHINGTON NEWS IN BRIEF: Arkansans make White House stop; border visit part of senator's week; state's delegates tout Iraq's rice buy Written by: Frank Lockwood Published by: NW Arkansas Democrat Gazette Arkansans make White House stop WASHINGTON -- A group of state and local officials from Arkansas and Oklahoma visited the White House on Tuesday. They were greeted by several administration officials, including Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and Jim Carroll, acting director of the Office...

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