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  • Putting Rural America First
    Posted in Weekly Capitol Report on February 16, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Regulations, Small Business

    Rural America is roaring back. A recent report from the Department of Agriculture shows that for only the second time in the last century, we are actually increasing the number of farmers under the age of 35. With the President’s leadership, we have been able to deliver tax cuts for American farmers, reduced federal regulations at a rate of 22:1, driven down energy prices and have grown the economy to bring jobs back to rural America. Personally, I experienced this resurgence first hand during m... Read more

  • U.S. Rep. Smith Pays Visit To Conlon’s Workshop, New VRBO Space
    Posted in In the News on May 12, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Small Business

    Sam Conlon was in her element. She was wearing a teal T-shirt and shorts and was diligently welding the design of a tree into a tin luminary outside of her workshop located on Front Street for her shop Rust — 122 N. Main St. Music filtered out of her workshop as she worked, faintly covering the sound of a large fan that ticked close by. As U.S. Representative Jason Smith pulled up to her workshop, Conlon slid off her welding gloves and sneaked a quick bite of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich t... Read more

  • Congressman Jason Smith Visits Local Brewery
    Posted in In the News on April 7, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Small Business

    US Congressman Jason Smith (MO-8) toured Piney River Brewing Company in Bucyrus on Monday afternoon, March 30. It was Smith’s first visit to a craft brewery in his district, but he expressed familiarity with Piney River’s products. Brian and Joleen Durham, co-founders and brewery owners, guided the tour at the BARn, the 75-year old barn where the beer has been brewed since the brewery began in 2011. The BARn is located on the Durham’s 80-acre farm in the South Central Missouri Ozarks. From the b... Read more

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