The importance of agriculture to Arkansas’ economy cannot be overstated, that being the state’s number one industry. This is particularly true in Arkansas’ First Congressional District. Farmers want to know they have leadership in Washington they can count on to do just that – lead. Not just in word, but in deed – helping to create workable solutions to address the substantial challenges facing today’s farmer.
I derive my livelihood directly from agriculture, as do many citizens of the First District, and it is vitally important that our leadership in Washington take a hands on approach in protecting our industry. So where do I stand on the issues? Following are some links to columns I wrote that were published in Northeast Arkansas Business Today which should provide some insight as to where I stand on farm policy.
Why Farmers Are Losing the PR War
“Step Two” is Step One in Anti-U.S. Ag Assault
Business Acumen Will Save the American Farmer
Bear in mind that these columns were written around four years ago, so a lot has changed. However, there are a couple (Why Farmers Are Losing the PR War and “Step Two” is Step One in Anti-U.S. Ag Assault) that were somewhat prophetic.
Read them yourself and you be the judge.