Westerman Concludes Annual Agriculture Tour

October 9, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S Representative Bruce Westerman (R-AR) concluded his annual tour of Arkansas agriculture, where he visited farmers and other agriculture producers across the Fourth District. Westerman issued the following statement:

“It was an honor to spend time with folks who have dedicated their lives to feeding and clothing America, hear their concerns, and learn how I can help from the federal level,” said Congressman Westerman. “Agriculture is a demanding career made all the more difficult by nationwide labor shortages and rising inflation. Far too often, Washington bureaucrats legislate without understanding how regulations and taxation affects rural Americans, the producers of the food and clothing so often taken for granted. Those in agriculture are some of our nation’s most essential workers and I understand that our farmers’ success is our nation’s succuss. I am committed to continuing to be a voice for rural America in Congress, taking back their insights to Washington, D.C., and ensuring they are heard.” 

Background

The annual agriculture tour is an opportunity for Westerman to meet one-on-one with constituents and learn more about the issues they’re facing and how he can assist.

Full 2021 Agriculture Tour Itinerary:

  • Pilgrim’s Pride processing facility | De Queen, Ark.
  • JACO Meats | Hope, Ark.
  • Seinpro Farms | Portland, Ark.
  • Row Crop Roundtable | Hamburg, Ark.
  • Triple M Farms | Hamburg, Ark.
  • Ray White Lumbar Company | Sparkman, Ark.
  • University of Arkansas Fruit Research Station | Clarksville, Ark.
  • Livestock Roundtable | Ozark, Ark.
  • Feral Hot Removal Demonstration | Danville, Ark.
  • Lew Thompson and Sons Trucking | Huntsville, Ark.