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 […]

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), […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]