Ag Committee gets firsthand look at Arkansas farms

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - State legislatorson the Agricultural Committee for both the senate and house are touringArkansas farms.

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

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

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

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

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

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