Griffin Tours Family Farms Affected by Record Drought

Aug 22, 2012 Issues: Agriculture, Economy and Jobs, Environment

LITTLE ROCK – Congressman Tim Griffin (AR-02) issued the following statement after touring three family farms located in Faulkner and Conway Counties today:

“Visiting these family farms and listening to what the hardworking members of Arkansas’s agricultural community had to say allowed me to see firsthand how deeply this year’s crippling drought is impacting them, their livestock and crops, and our economy.  The House passed a drought assistance package weeks ago, and the Senate should vote on it immediately while a responsible long-term farm bill is being finalized so that our farmers, ranchers and dairy producers can get the support they so desperately need.”

Griffin toured Thrash Family Farm in Mayflower, Simon Brothers Dairy in Conway, and Stobaugh Brothers Farm in Atkins.