Entries by Laici Neumann

Oklahoma Rural Coalition Hosts Press Conference in Opposition of SQ820

OKLAHOMA RURAL COALITION HOSTS PRESS CONFERENCE IN OPPOSITION OF SQ 820 March 1, 2023 Three of the state’s leading agriculture organizations gathered March 1 for a press conference opposing State Question 820 today in Oklahoma City. American Farmers & Ranchers, Oklahoma Farm Bureau and the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association strongly oppose the state question appearing on […]

AFR Elects Leadership, Celebrates a Great Year

NORMAN—American Farmers & Ranchers/Oklahoma Farmers Union (AFR/OFU) hosted the organization’s 118th annual state convention at the Embassy Suites & Conference Center – Norman Feb. 17-19. The event features educational speakers and entertainment, the annual business meeting of Oklahoma Farmers Union and American Farmers & Ranchers Mutual Insurance Company, discussion and adoption of AFR legislative policy […]


AFR Stands with AG Drummond on Lesser Prairie Chicken Suit

AFR Cooperative President Scott Blubaugh: “AFR stands with AG Drummond and his lawsuit against U.S. Fish & Wildlife in regards to the listing of the Lesser Prairie Chicken as an endangered species and the regulations and restrictions that accompany that listing. Oklahoma’s farmers and ranchers are the ultimate conservationists; no one knows about best conservation […]

Honor Tradition, Embrace Change: 118th AFR Convention Set for February

The 2023 AFR Convention is scheduled for Feb. 17-19 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Norman– Hotel & Conference Center, 2501 Conference Dr., Norman, Okla. The convention is held in conjunction with the annual meetings of the American Farmers & Ranchers Mutual Insurance Company and the Oklahoma State Union of the Farmers Educational and Cooperative […]

AFR Cooperative Announces 118th Annual Convention

OKLAHOMA CITY—American Farmers & Ranchers/Oklahoma Farmers Union (AFR/OFU) will host its 118th annual state convention at the Embassy Suites & Conference Center – Norman Feb. 17-19. This year’s convention theme is “Honor Tradition, Embrace Change.” This year’s three-day event features speakers like National Farmers Union President Rob Larew, North Dakota Farmers Union President Mark Watne, […]


Joyful Sound: OFU Band Painting Unveiled at State Capitol

AFR Cooperative now has an even larger presence at the Oklahoma Capitol. On Nov. 18, 2022, the Oklahoma State Capitol Art Collection unveiled “Cottonwood Band,” a painted depiction of the first band to play at the then new state capitol building in 1917. As with many other historic moments in Oklahoma history, Oklahoma Farmers Union […]

AFR Foundation Donates to Denison Elementary in Idabel

IDABEL—The American Farmers & Ranchers (AFR) Foundation has donated $5,000 to Denison Elementary School to cover the cost of the school’s insurance deductible. Denison Elementary took a direct hit during the recent Idabel tornado. The school lost the roof off its main building and sustained significant water damage. Representatives of the AFR Foundation presented a […]

State Agriculture Groups Back Darcy Jech for State Senate Seat 26

WEATHERFORD—In a historic announcement, three of Oklahoma’s largest agriculture organizations—American Farmers & Ranchers (AFR), Oklahoma Farm Bureau Federation (OKFB), and Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association (OCA)—have collectively endorsed Sen. Darcy Jech (R-Kingfisher) for Oklahoma Senate District 26. The announcement was made Aug. 1, 2022, at Lucille’s Roadhouse in Weatherford, Okla. The collective endorsement is a rare move […]