(Farmington) Missouri’s senior U.S. senator paid a visit to Farmington this afternoon with a small town-hall question and answer session with some of the areas leaders.
The event was hosted at the Farmington Regional Chamber of Commerce office.
Senator Blunt began by talking about the coronavirus, with new sobering statistics, but the republican ended with a little levity on the subject.
St. Francois County Sheriff Dan Bullock asked the senator about an issue his department is facing, and that’s the problem of finding enough deputies to work in the county.
Senator Blunt also tackled questions about inflation, the supply chain problem, issues with China, the border, Pell grants and the sky-rocketing beef prices where cattle producers are not seeing these high prices come back to them in their pocket book.
Those attending Senator Blunt’s question and answer session in Farmington today included Annette Schnabel, the president of Parkland Health Center, Dr. Joe Gilgour, the president of Mineral Area College, a couple local business and industry owners, a representative from the Farmington School District, state representatives Dale Wright and Mike Henderson and a few representatives from the Farmington Chamber.
Before stopping in Farmington, Senator Blunt also had question and answer sessions in Potosi, Cuba and Salem.