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Arkansas’ Larry Boccarossa Attends Roundtable Discussion with Governor Asa Hutchinson, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue

Arkansas Timber Producers Association Executive Director Larry Boccarossa recently had the opportunity to participate in a roundtable luncheon and discussion meeting with Governor Asa Hutchinson and US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue. The purpose of the meeting was to hear from agricultural and business leaders about Arkansas’ agricultural industry.



During the discussion Larry promoted Congressman Westerman’s Resilient Federal Forests Act, particularly the American Loggers Council’s Future Logging Careers Act contained in the bill. He spoke of the need to allow 16 and 17 year olds to work in the woods with their family logging operations, considering that logging contractors are aging and that such an opportunity might lead to increased future family and generational logging operations. Larry says Secretary Perdue appreciated his comments, noting, humorously, that the stiffest lobbying opposition might come from the 16 and 17 year olds.



Larry also thanked the Governor and Secretary for including Arkansas Timber Producers Association and the Arkansas Forestry Association and giving enhanced recognition to the logging and timber producing industry as part of the agriculture community.