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Westerman to Launch Agriculture Tour

October 14, 2016
Press Release

HOT SPRINGS – Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) announced Friday (October 14) the launch of a two-day agriculture tour through the Fourth Congressional District of Arkansas.

“Policy discussion should be led by the men and women working the fields, not dictated by Washington bureaucrats and special interests,” Westerman said. “If we are to support our state’s largest industry, we must listen to the leaders who know first-hand the challenges and opportunities that exist in agriculture. That is why I am hitting the road next week to visit with some of our state’s ag leaders and producers. I am excited to visit with farmers and ranchers across the Fourth District to learn more about how decisions in Washington affect their livelihood.”

Westerman’s Fourth District Ag Tour will take him to the following sites highlighting the various aspects of agriculture in Arkansas:

Wednesday, October 19:
Alford Farms in Lewisville (cattle); McDonald Farms in Lewisville (cattle and row crops); and Vaught Farm in De Queen (poultry and pork).

Thursday, October 20:
Peach Pickin’ Paradise in Lamar (fruit); the University of Arkansas Fruit Station in Clarksville (fruit); and the Tyson Foods rendering plant in Dardanelle (poultry).

Media will receive notifications of locations open to media in a separate advisory next week.