U.S. Rep. Sam Graves’ (R) campaign trail led him to a brief visit in Laddonia.
The District 6 incumbent met with area farmers Wednesday, August 22, at Sharp Agricultural Services as part of an agricultural tour of the eastern reaches of his district. Parts of eastern Audrain are a new addition to Missouri’s 6th District, which Graves has held since 2001
“I’ve been moving around new parts of the district trying to get to know it a little bit better,” Graves said. “It’s a good district, and it’s because it’s rural.”
Graves’ realm covers 36 Counties from as far west as Jackson County on the Kansas-Missouri border. The 36 counties comprising the new 6th District span one-third of the state’s 114 total counties.
During the visit, Graves discussed reauthorizing the 2008 Farm Bill, which expires September 30, a disaster relief bill to help relieve livestock producers dealing with the record drought, and took questions from area farmers covering the details and possible successes of his run for re-election.