Entries by Laici Neumann

AFR/OFU Winter Weather Hardship Grants Available

OKLAHOMA CITY—American Farmers & Ranchers/Oklahoma Farmers Union (AFR/OFU) Foundation Winter Weather Hardship grants are now available through local AFR Insurance agencies. The AFR/OFU Winter Weather Hardship Grants are intended as emergency relief for Oklahomans facing financial hardship caused by the recent extreme winter weather. Use of awarded funds is restricted to repair of damaged plumbing […]

AFR/OFU Cooperative Gifts Connors State College Endowment Scholarship

WARNER—American Farmers & Ranchers/Oklahoma Farmers Union (AFR/OFU) Cooperative has gifted Connors State College (CSC) an endowment scholarship of $10,000. The gift will be used to fund a scholarship award for the CSC Top Agricultural Student each year. “We are so pleased to announce this addition to our education platform,” said AFR/OFU Cooperative President Scott Blubaugh. […]

AFR/OFU Cooperative Sets 2021 Policy

NORMAN— American Farmers & Ranchers/Oklahoma Farmers Union (AFR/OFU) Cooperative set legislative policy for the upcoming year at the 116th Annual AFR/OFU Convention Feb. 12-13. With a partially virtual format, this year’s policy changes were primarily focused on 2021 Special Orders of Business. Each year, these “special orders of business” address recent, current or future issues […]

AFR/OFU Elects Leadership, Conducts Business in First Partially Virtual Convention

NORMAN—American Farmers & Ranchers/Oklahoma Farmers Union (AFR/OFU) hosted the organization’s 116th annual state convention at the Embassy Suites & Conference Center – Norman Feb. 12-13. The event was virtual, with the exception of in-person adoption of AFR/OFU legislative policy and officer elections. “This year’s event is unlike any previous convention,” said AFR/OFU Cooperative President Scott […]

AFR/OFU Cooperative Announces 116th Annual Convention

OKLAHOMA CITY—American Farmers & Ranchers/Oklahoma Farmers Union (AFR/OFU) will host its 116th annual state convention at the Embassy Suites & Conference Center – Norman Feb. 12-13. This year’s convention is virtual, with in-personal attendance reserved for voting only. “This year’s event is unlike any previous convention,” said AFR/OFU Cooperative President Scott Blubaugh. “While we can’t […]

Winter 2021

Oklahoma Ag Tour, 2021 AFR/OFU Convention Details, Oklahoma Certified!, Processing a Dream, Safety at the Chute, Cooking Comfort…

AFR/OFU Cooperative Announces Oklahoma Certified Beef Association

OKLAHOMA CITY—Kicking off 2021 with a bang, American Farmers & Ranchers/Oklahoma Farmers Union (AFR/OFU) Cooperative is excited to announce a new opportunity for Oklahoma’s ranchers—the Oklahoma Certified Beef Association (OCBA). Through OCBA, the state’s cattle producers can verify their quality beef products as “Oklahoma certified.” To earn the distinction, ranchers must prove their animals are […]

AFR/OFU Pleased with Passage of SALE Act

OKLAHOMA CITY—The Securing All Livestock Equitably (SALE) Act was included in the most recent Covid-19 relief package that passed Congress Dec. 21. The bipartisan legislation, originally sponsored by Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK), addresses dealer payment defaults in the livestock industry. Quick turnaround between the purchase and resale of cattle by a dealer often leaves the […]

Oklahoma Youth Excel at Livestock Handling Competition

OKLAHOMA CITY—Thirty youth from across Oklahoma competed in the 2020 American Farmers & Ranchers (AFR) Livestock Handling Scholarship Contest held at Oklahoma National Stockyards in Oklahoma City Dec. 11. Sponsored by American Farmers & Ranchers/Oklahoma Farmers Union (AFR/OFU), the annual competition showcases the skills of young 4-H and FFA members in practical, real-life cattle handling […]

AFR/OFU Thrilled with Passage of RAMP-UP Act

OKLAHOMA CITY— An amended version of the “Requiring Assistance to Meat Processors for Upgrading Plants” (RAMP-UP) Act was included in the most recent Covid-19 relief package that passed Congress Dec. 21. The legislation, originally sponsored by Rep. Frank Lucas (R-OK), Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE), and now former Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN), addresses the shortfall in […]