During his time in Congress and as Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, Larry Combest was adept at reaching consensus, finding common ground with Democrats, urban representatives and those within his own (Republican) party who had different opinions. But he always stood firm on his commitment to agriculture and the needs of rural America.
No one who knows former Chairman Combest is surprised that he objected, in no uncertain terms, to a recent op-ed from Heritage Action CEO Michael Needham, in which Needham insulted farmers, farm programs and the Arkansas Farm Bureau, the latter being cast as part of the Washington establishment. Needhams’ piece was published in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
Combest responded, exposing Needham for duplicity, misinformation mongering and hypocrisy. The former chairman’s op-ed appeared in the May 29 edition of the Arkansas Democrat Gazette. Read it here on the Farm Policy Facts website.