U.S. Senator John Boozman, Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture Committee and major U.S. rice supporter, joins the podcast to talk about challenges facing rice farmers, the looming Farm Bill, bipartisanship, educating people with no farm experience, and what percentage of Americans have never seen a cow. But first, Michael and Lesley sit down with three USDA NASS officials to talk about the statistical survey work they do and why it is so important for farmers to participate.
U.S. Senator John Boozman, Arkansas; Michael Klamm, Deputy Regional Director of NASS’s Delta Region – Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi; Lance Honig, Chief of NASS’s Crops Branch; and Tony Dorn, Chief of NASS’s Environmental, Economics and Demographics Branch