The Second District congressman stopped first this morning at the Thrash family farm in Mayflower (Faulkner County).
Shortly after his arrival on the farm, the congressman tweeted "At the Thrash Family Farm in Mayflower, seeing firsthand the hardship they are enduring."
Rep. Griffin's visit is to assess the needs of Arkansas's agricultural community during the record drought.
Griffin also stopped by Simon Brothers Dairy outside Conway, and Stobaugh Brothers Farm in Atkins (Conway County).
"Visiting these family farms and listening to what the hardworking members of Arkansas's agricultural community had to say allowed me to see firsthand how deeply this year's crippling drought is impacting them, their livestock and crops, and our economy. The House passed a drought assistance package weeks ago, and the Senate should vote on it immediately while a responsible long-term farm bill is being finalized so that our farmers, ranchers and dairy producers can get the support they so desperately need," Griffin said.
Photo from Griffin's Twitter page.