Congressman Rick Crawford Applauds Arkansas Broadcasters’ Association for joining FARM Corps efforts

Apr 09, 2020
Press

Congressman Rick Crawford Applauds Arkansas Broadcasters’ Association for joining FARM Corps efforts

April 9th, 2020

Washington — Today, Arkansas Broadcasters’ Association launched their PSA for FARM Corps. The 30 second PSA informs both farmers and veterans where they can sign-up for the Farm And Ranch Mission program. 

“Whether it’s alerting citizens about tornadoes, or keeping folks up to date on the COVID-19 outbreak, our broadcasters are not just messangers but are a crucial resource to their local communities,” said Crawford. “I’m proud to have such an exceptional group join the efforts to spread the word about FARM Corps.” 

Background

Earlier this week, Congressman Crawford announced his FARM Corps initative which links unemployed veterans with farmers who are experiencing labor shortages due to the ongoing pandemic. The current COVID-19 outbreak has caused strict travel restrictions at a time when the nation’s Agriculture producers are both planting fall crops and harvesting summer crops. As a result, many farmers are experiencing large labor shortages in areas where they typically use foriegn labor trhough the H2A visa program.

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