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Ag Committee gets firsthand look at Arkansas farms

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - State legislators on the Agricultural Committee for both the senate and house are touring Arkansas farms. 

Representatives got a firsthand look at several water conservation projects and issues in Northeast Arkansas. 

"We hope to see that a lot of the things we've been doing over the years is working well, but we also hope to look at some of the innovative approaches that producers are taking," said Mike Sullivan, state conservationist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service. "Some of the new practices that are being put on the ground." 

"It brings us all together, first of all, to focus on the issues and to find the issues," added Mike Daniels, with the Extension Service.  "And not only that, but to find solutions and I think it gives the legislators a firsthand view of the issues that we're facing." 

Tomorrow the group will tour a farm using soil and water conservation programs. 

Later, a panel discussion will take place at the Cooper Alumni Center at Arkansas State. 

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