NEWPORT, AR (KAIT) - Arkansas Senator John Boozman was in Region 8 Tuesday to tour local farms. One of his stops on the tour was in Newport. There he checked out Bill Landreth's strawberry farm.
The tour is a part of his plan to gauge concerns and learn what issues local farmers are facing. "I'm going to visit with them about their needs and how we can help them. We have the farm bill coming up right now. We're working hard to produce a farm bill which is so important for Arkansas, but it's also so important for America." Bozeman said.
Boozman says the bill could come up in the Senate as early as next week.