Ag Council Weighs in on Washington’s Failures
The Agricultural Council of Arkansas on Friday sent letters to Washington, D.C., expressing frustration with the legislative and executive branches of government for their inability to work together to keep the government open, ensure our nation’s debts are honored, and direct the country towards reducing its deficits and national debt. The letters to Washington were sent to the members of the Arkansas Congressional Delegation and the President of the United States. The letters called upon Washington to quickly reopen the government, raise the debt ceiling, and work together to enact a comprehensive plan to reduce the nation’s deficits and debt. The letter also encouraged Congress and the President to quickly pass a farm bill as an effort to reduce the deficit, reform entitlements, and grow the economy. The current farm bill law expired on October 1 in conjunction with the government shutdown.