OKLAHOMA CITY—American Farmers & Ranchers/Oklahoma Farmers Union (AFR/OFU) delegates are looking forward to an effective week on Capitol Hill as they participate in the 2020 National Farmers Union (NFU) Fall Legislative Fly-In Sept. 14-18. This year, delegates will head to their computers instead of Washington, D.C., as they lobby virtually on behalf of the AFR/OFU membership.

AFR/OFU Cooperative President Scott Blubaugh will lead the team of delegates as they meet one-on-one with members of Oklahoma’s legislative delegation. The AFR/OFU efforts will be mirrored nationwide as Farmers Union members from every state organization meet with hundreds of members of Congress by videoconference and phone to highlight challenges our nation’s farmers and ranchers are facing and outline priorities and goals for future legislation.

In addition to congressional meetings, the Oklahoma delegation will also hear from U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) officials about current events, opportunities and other work the Agency is doing on behalf of farmers. They will also receive briefings from the leadership and staff of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives Committees on Agriculture.

AFR/OFU Cooperative is a membership services organization established in 1905 as Oklahoma Farmers Union. AFR/OFU provides educational, legislative and cooperative programs across the state and serves as a watchdog for Oklahoma’s family farmers and ranchers and rural communities. The organization is actively supportive of the state’s agricultural industry and rural population with membership consisting of farmers actively involved in production agriculture and non-farmers adding their voice in support of AFR/OFU principles.