On this special edition of AFR Country Journal we focus on the wildfires that have ravaged western and northwestern Oklahoma in recent weeks. We toured the area this week with U.S. Rep. Frank Lucas (R-OK) and USDA Undersecretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Service Bill Northey.
On this week’s show we talk to Pam Livingston, a rancher from Seiling, Okla., where the wildfires have been raging for more than a week. We also report on the Redlands Community College livestock judging contest and the Leopold Conservation award in Oklahoma.
On this week’s show we explain why the capital gains tax deduction is important to farmers and other businesses. We also get a farm update from Okarche, Okla., farmer Chris Zummallen.
On this week’s show we get a report from the Oklahoma Capitol where teachers have left their classrooms and flooded the building, hoping to gets legislators attention. Steve Thompson, AFR director of governmental relations, provides the details.
On this week’s show we talk about training future animal scientists to “say the right thing” and we continue our conversation with EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt.
On this week’s show we talk about the 2018 OYE Grand Champion steer setting a new record of $115,000; we hear from EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt; we report on this week’s AFR LEAD Day at the state capitol and talk with rancher Randy Gilbert about calving season on his Tecumseh, Okla., ranch.
Our guest today on the AFR Country Journal podcast is State Sen. Jason Smalley and we’re talking about the pending teacher strike in Oklahoma.