Rep. David Kustoff is a Republican from the 8th district of Tennessee, which includes Memphis where the show has been held for 67 years and much of the western part of the state’s cotton growing region.Rep. Jason Smith, also a Republican, represents the bootheel of Missouri, where virtually all of the cotton is grown in the state. He was raised in Salem, Missouri, where he still owns the same family farm that was started by his great grandfather.
Both of the Congressmen briefly addressed the update session of the show, but were mainly just there to meet and greet the cotton-growing farm families in the Mid South.
Listen to my interview with them here:
MSFGS19 Interview with Reps. Kustoff and Smith