The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture will host a roundtable discussion and economic overview for crop and livestock producers at the Lonoke Extension Center beginning at 11:30 a.m. Monday, July 29.


U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford, R-Ark., will be on hand to hear farmer concerns. He represents Arkansas’ First Congressional District, which encompasses much of the Delta, according to a news release.


The Division of Agriculture representatives will moderate the roundtable. The Lonoke Extension Center is located at 2001 U.S. 70 East at Lonoke. Lunch will be served.


“Constant rain, low commodity prices and tariffs mean 2019 will probably be remembered as one of the most difficult for farmers,” said Vic Ford, who heads up the agricultural and natural resources section of the Cooperative Extension Service. “We want to hear farmers’ concerns to help guide how we can best help.”


Scott Stiles, extension economist for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, “will provide an economic overview of the farm economy and impacts from the rainy spring and remnants of tropical system Barry,” Ford said.


For details about agricultural economics and production, contact a local Cooperative Extension Service agent or visit www.uaex.edu or follow them on Twitter at @UAEX_edu .


The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institution.


“If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate or need materials in another format, please contact the station at 501-676-2134 as soon as possible. Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay,” according to the release.