MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN) will discuss key agricultural issues at an Aug. 22 meeting sponsored by the Memphis-based National Cotton Council of America.

West Tennessee farmers are urged to attend the event, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. in Brownsville, Tenn., at the Willie German Equipment Company, 1341 S. Dupree. A question and answer session will follow Frist’s address in Haywood County, the state’s largest cotton-producing county and one centrally located in west Tennessee.

“Tennessee’s farmers form a major part of the backbone of our state’s economy,” Frist said. “I’m looking forward to meeting with and hearing from our west Tennessee farmers, and learning how we can best support the men and women who grow the crops that feed and clothe communities throughout Tennessee, across America and around the world.”

Cotton Council President/CEO Mark Lange said, “I strongly encourage our members and all farmers to attend. This is a great opportunity to relay concerns and ideas about the current and future state of agriculture to Tennessee’s senior senator and the leader of the U.S. Senate.”