Farm Bureau chief gets in­put in D.C.

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - WASHINGTON -

Arkansas Farm Bureau Pres­i­dent Randy Veach was on Capi­tol Hill on Tues­day, vis­it­ing with law­mak­ers and hear­ing from mem­bers of the Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion.

While in town, he also at­tended a gath­er­ing of the Amer­i­can Farm Bureau Fed­er­a­tion’s Coun­cil of Pres­i­dents. State pres­i­dents heard from In­te­rior Sec­re­tary Ryan Zinke and En­vi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Agency Ad­min­is­tra­tor Scott Pruitt, the or­ga­ni­za­tion said.

In a video posted Tues­day on the Arkansas Farm Bureau’s Face­book page, Veach said his meet­ings with mem­bers of the Arkansas con­gres­sional del­e­ga­tion had been pos­i­tive.

“They’re very sup­port­ive of agri­cul­ture,” he said. “They’re out here work­ing for us, and that makes a big dif­fer­ence for our farmers and ranch­ers in the state.”

Top­ics in­cluded forestry, trade pol­icy and the com­ing farm bill.

Veach, a Mis­sis­sippi County res­i­dent, is a third-gen­er­a­tion farmer.

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