U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-Ark.) recently spoke on a number of national issues with significance to all four corners of Arkansas.
Sen. Boozman addressed a range of topics from negotiations in Congress over the next five year farm bill to the ongoing shortage of healthcare professionals in the country.
Boozman, who serves as the ranking member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, detailed the importance of the farm bill as a tool to ensure America’s farmers and producers receive the support needed to thrive.
Boozman has held a number of listening sessions to hear the concerns and feedback from agricultural producers across the state. He states the top concerns remain the record-high inflation affecting fuel, feed, fertilizers and other agricultural commodities. He said financing issues and interest rates are also economically impacting farmers in the United States.
Boozman states another critical issue facing Arkansas and the broader nation is the ongoing shortage of healthcare professionals. The shortage was acute before the rise of COVID-19 and has only become more severe since the pandemic.
This month the Arkansas Department of Health announced three more counties on its list of areas facing a shortage in healthcare professionals. Boozman states it’s an issue that will continue to grow if left unchecked.
Boozman, a trained healthcare professional himself, detailed several initiatives he is spearheading aimed at addressing the shortage and meeting the health needs of Arkansans.
Arkansans are invited to learn more about the initiatives and other effort’s Boozman is leading, including several important programs aimed at assisting U.S. Veterans by visiting his website at boozman.senate.gov
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