Entries by Laici Neumann

2020 NFU Fall Legislative Fly-In – AFR/OFU Thursday Briefing

OKLAHOMA CITY—American Farmers & Ranchers/Oklahoma Farmers Union (AFR/OFU) delegates continued lobbying for Oklahoma agriculture on the fourth day of the 2020 National Farmers Union (NFU) Fall Legislative Fly-In Sept. 17. Participants lobbied virtually on behalf of the AFR/OFU membership. AFR/OFU delegates met one-on-one virtually with Rep. Markwayne Mullin and Rep. Tom Cole’s legislative staff. In […]

2020 NFU Fall Legislative Fly-In – AFR/OFU Wednesday Briefing

OKLAHOMA CITY—American Farmers & Ranchers/Oklahoma Farmers Union (AFR/OFU) delegates continued lobbying for Oklahoma agriculture on the third day of the 2020 National Farmers Union (NFU) Fall Legislative Fly-In Sept. 16. Participants lobbied virtually on behalf of the AFR/OFU membership. AFR/OFU delegates met one-on-one virtually with several members of Congress or their staff—Sen. James Lankford (R-OK), […]

2020 NFU Fall Legislative Fly-In – AFR/OFU Tuesday Briefing

OKLAHOMA CITY—American Farmers & Ranchers/Oklahoma Farmers Union (AFR/OFU) delegates had an effective second day of the 2020 National Farmers Union (NFU) Fall Legislative Fly-In Sept. 15. Participants lobbied virtually on behalf of the AFR/OFU membership. AFR/OFU delegates met one-on-one virtually with Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and former Chairman of the House Ag Committee Frank Lucas […]

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2020 NFU Fall Legislative Fly-In – AFR/OFU Monday Briefing

OKLAHOMA CITY—American Farmers & Ranchers/Oklahoma Farmers Union (AFR/OFU) delegates experienced a successful first day of the 2020 National Farmers Union (NFU) Fall Legislative Fly-In Sept. 14. Participants lobbied virtually on behalf of the AFR/OFU membership. AFR/OFU delegates met one-on-one with member of the House Ag Committee Rep. Trent Kelly’s (R-Miss.) legislative team via videoconference. During […]

AFR/OFU Cooperative Delegates to Lobby Virtually on Behalf of Membership

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 […]

Summer 2020

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AFR/OFU Thrilled with Introduction of RAMP-UP Act

Legislation addressing the shortfall in federally-inspected meat facilities was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives July 2. The bipartisan legislation would allow for more small-scale processing facilities to engage in interstate shipment of meat products and ultimately provide more processing capacity nationwide. The “Requiring Assistance to Meat Processors for Upgrading Plants” (RAMP-UP) Act, sponsored […]

AFR/OFU Partners in Farm Aid Farmer Resilience Initiative

AFR/OFU has been recognized as a partner in Farm Aid’s COVID-19 Farmer Resilience Initiative. AFR/OFU is one of approximately 120 local, state and regional organizations across the United States working to pair immediate relief efforts for farmers with longer-term resilience strategies. Only one other state organization—Oklahoma Black Historical Research Project, Inc.—is a partner in the […]

AFR/OFU Cooperative Names 2020 Legislative Advocates

AFR/OFU has named two state legislators 2020 AFR/OFU Legislative Advocates. This year’s AFR/OFU Legislative Advocate Awards recognize Rep. Ty Burns, R-Morrison, and Sen. Darcy Jech, R-Kingfisher. The AFR/OFU Legislative Advocate Award is presented to state leaders that advocate for AFR/OFU Cooperative policies and work hard on issues that are important to the AFR/OFU membership during […]

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Oklahoma Agriculture Icon and Longtime OFU President George W. Stone Dies at Age 101

George W. Stone, longtime Oklahoma Farmers Union president and state agriculture leader, died May 26 in Purcell. He was 101 years old. Stone leaves behind a legacy of family farm leadership that will be difficult to match. His long and storied career helped shape American Farmers & Ranchers/Oklahoma Farmers Union (AFR/OFU) and Oklahoma agriculture through […]