Entries by Sam Knipp

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OFU Foundation Gathering Donations For Hard Hit Nebraskans

The Oklahoma Farmers Union Board of Directors announced today they will be sending donations to Nebraska farmers and ranchers hit hard by the recent floods and blizzards. “We know what it is like to suffer from natural disasters,” said Scott Blubaugh, OFU Foundation president.  “Farmers and others have helped us recover from devastating wildfires in […]

Oklahoma Ag Report 03-21-19

On this week’s show we report from the world’s largest youth livestock show…the Oklahoma Youth Expo with over 7,000 students participating. State and federal lawmakers viewed the show up close on Tuesday as they participated in a special showmanship contest. We also add a word about sending aid to the hard hit Nebraska farmers and […]

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AFR President Says We Must Protect Our Ag Producers

The President of Oklahoma’s oldest general farm organization wants federal budget writers to reconsider proposals to cut federal spending on agriculture programs. “At a time of historic low farm income, we must look for ways to support farmers and ranchers, rather than take away valuable programs,” said Scott Blubaugh, AFR president. The Tonkawa, Okla., farmer […]

Oklahoma Ag Report 03-14-19

On this week’s show we talk with Lakesha Hawkins, AFR Women’s Cooperative Council, about the blood drive honoring AFR leader Randy Gilbert at OYE on Saturday. We also talk with Micaela Danker, AFR youth development coordinator, about the AFR Ag Achievement contest at OYE. The deadline for students to participate is Friday (March 15).   […]

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Blubaugh Appointed to NFU Committees

Scott Blubaugh, Tonkawa, Okla., rancher and AFR president, has been elected to serve on the National Farmers Union Executive Committee. The selection was announced at the recent NFU convention in Seattle, WA. “I am excited to represent Oklahoma and I am looking forward to serving agriculture on a national scale,” Blubaugh said. The NFU Executive […]

Oklahoma Ag Report 03-07-19

    On this week’s Oklahoma Ag Report, we talk with AFR President Scott Blubaugh, who lead the Oklahoma delegation to the NFU convention in Seattle, WA this week.  We also talk with Bray Haven, AFR contract lobbyist, about two property tax bills working through the legislative process at the Capitol.

Oklahoma Ag Report 02-28-19

    On this week’s Oklahoma Ag Report, we report on the USDA’s video uplink for farm bill listening sessions across the country, including a session at the Oklahoma Capitol.  We talk to a couple of people attending the Oklahoma session.

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Two Oklahoma County AFR Groups Receive Top AFR Award

Love and Beckham County AFR organizations received the coveted AFR 5 Star Award during the annual AFR/OFU convention, Feb. 16, in Norman. “We talk a lot about our grass roots activity because this is what makes us different from some other groups,” said Terry Detrick, AFR/OFU president. “Our ability to serve local communities while at […]