Division of Agriculture
USDA official to meet public at Marianna
Contact: Claude Kennedy, resident director, Lon Mann Cotton
MARIANNA, Ark. -- Karis T. Gutter, the U.S. Department of
Agriculture deputy undersecretary for farm and foreign agricultural
services, will be available to meet with the public to discuss
current issues facing the agricultural community. The public
listening session will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Lon
Mann Cotton Research Station of the University of Arkansas System
Division of Agriculture on Arkansas Highway 1 south in Marianna.
Gutter, who wlll be accompanied by Linda Newkirk of the Farm
Service Agency, will discuss topics such as disaster programs and
the current drought, the Farm Bill, risk management, crop insurance
and crop reporting.