Lack of Ag Knowledge and Working Experience in Congress, says Hartzler
FILE - In this March 25, 2014, file photo, Rep. Vicky Hartzler, R-Mo., left, speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Hartzler, of Missouri announced Thursday, June 10, 2021, that she will run for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in 2022. Incumbent Republican Sen. Roy Blunt announced in March he would not seek reelection. Hartzler has been in Congress since 2011. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke, File)

(MISSOURINET) –  Vicky Hartzler is touting her record on agriculture as she prepares to re-enter private life. She’s spent the past 12 years representing western Missouri in the U-S House of Representatives and has worked on the farm bill that goes through Congress every year. She told regional radio that she’s one of a very small handful of Congress members that live on a working farm. Hartzler she says the last few years have been hard on the cattle industry:

Hartzler also wants broadband expansion included in the next farm bill, as many state-of-the-art farm implements rely on wireless access. She steps down on January 2nd.

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