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The letter, sent by U.S. Reps. Rick Crawford, Tim Griffin, Steve Womack and Tom Cotton, requested the USDA's Farm Service Agency extend the repayment date by at least 180 days.
"Dozens, if not hundreds of Arkansas farmers stand to lose everything as a direct result of Turner Grain's apparent mismanagement," said the letter from U.S. Reps. Rick Crawford, Tim Griffin, Tom Cotton and Steve Womack. "At a time when the average age of a row crop farmer is 58, this business failure could deal a devastating long-term blow to Arkansas' agricultural community and have a chilling effect on young farmers now positioned to replace our aging agriculture producer base."
On Thursday, U.S. Reps. Rick Crawford, Tim Griffin, Steve Womack, and Tom Cotton sent a joint letter to Vilsack asking for a repayment extension of at least 180 days for affected farmers, whose losses on outstanding grain purchases are estimated at $50-$80 million.
U.S. Reps. Rick Crawford (AR-1), Tim Griffin (AR-2), Steve Womack (AR-3), and Tom Cotton (AR-4) today sent a joint letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack requesting that USDA extend the Commodity Credit Corporation loan repayment date for farmers affected by the collapse of Turner Grain Merchandising in Brinkley, Arkansas.
As Republican 2nd District Congressman Tim Griffin prepares to conclude his time in the U.S. House of Representatives, he says he will continue to advocate for the state to join a lawsuit with other states challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s draft of new carbon emission standards. The proposed standards would require Arkansas to reduce its carbon emissions by 44 percent by the year 2030.
On Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin, R-Ark., spoke at the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce/Associated Industries of Arkansas in Little Rock about new Environmental Protection Agency rules on carbon emissions for power plants. He also spoke at the Little Rock Port Authority dedication and opening of the Arkansas River Resource Center.
The Alcazar family told us they have reached out to Congressman Tim Griffin for help. Congressman Griffin said he could not talk specifically about any case, but said, "We can provide information, and we have a lot resources to help people, particularly if you are a U.S. citizen and you have a spouse that you are trying to get in to the United States through the legal process."
Welspun has been the site of several election-year stops in recent months. Besides outgoing 2nd District U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin, Welspun has also seen visits by this year's U.S. Senate rivals -- incumbent Democratic Mark Pryor and Republican challenger and current 4th District U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton -- all of them urging that the pipeline project move forward.
We reached out to Congressman Tim Griffin about this story, he sent us this statement. “There is broad consensus that the United States needs to fix its broken immigration system. I believe that our immigration laws must be robust and that we cannot turn a blind eye towards or, worse, reward illegal immigration. I also believe any immigration reform should include reforms to improve our legal immigration system I encourage those in Arkansas’s Second Congressional District seeking legal means to help family members or loved ones obtain legal immigration status or citizenship in the U.S. to...
Congress is on summer break right now, but U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin is home in Arkansas and stopped by "THV 11 This Morning" to share updates on several issues being tackled in Washington. One issue being the Ebola outbreak and its potential impact on the U.S. While Ebola poses a very low risk to Arkansans, the Department of Health and state officials are keeping a close watch on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa to ensure the safety of Arkansans. He also discussed the latest development on Veterans Affairs. The Veterans Affairs Health Care Reform Bill that the House passed recently....