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By John Worthen

It was fried chicken and seasoned cabbage day at the Grider Field restaurant Thursday when U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman and U.S. Sen. John Boozman visited for lunch after a tour of the Highland Pellets plant in Pine Bluff.

“I think they are running out of food,” Boozman joked. “It just smells so good.”

The pair came to Jefferson County as part of a larger tour of the timber industry in Arkansas.

Dubbed #Seed2SawmillTour, the event began on Aug. 30 to promote forest health and tout the economic benefits of forestry to the state of Arkansas. In addition to Pine Bluff, Boozman and Westerman have visited El Dorado, Emerson, Warren, Monticello and Crossett.

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