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Congressman Jason Smith announces second annual farm tour

WASHINGTON – On Friday Congressman Jason Smith announced the schedule for his second annual Farm Tour. Smith’s tour throughout the 30 counties of Missouri’s Eighth Congressional District began on Tuesday and runs through Aug. 29.

The tour will visit the Kollmeyer family farm from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Aug. 25. The farm is located at 2766 Highway OO.

“Agriculture is the number one industry in our Eighth Congressional District and it is essential to the health of our rural economy. Our district is one of the most diverse agriculture districts in the country growing everything except sugar and citrus fruits,” said Smith. “I am looking forward to being on my Farm Tour and meeting the families who farm the land and raise livestock in our region. I will be visiting livestock operations ranging from cattle and pigs to goats and horses. We will also see row crops like rice, corn, soybeans and cotton. Along the way we will event visit a saw mill, walnut tree farm and an apple orchard. The information I learn on the Farm Tour will be critical as a new Farm Bill is being implemented and policy is being crafted in Washington.”

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