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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

EL RENO—In partnership with National Farmers Union (NFU) and American Farmers & Ranchers/Oklahoma Farmers Union (AFR/OFU) Cooperative, the newly-formed Oklahoma Rural and Small-Town Table of Common Interests hosted its first issues forum to discuss the consolidation of packing plants in the beef industry at Redlands Community College in El Reno, Okla., Nov. 10. The event […]

OKLAHOMA CITY—American Farmers & Ranchers/Oklahoma Farmers Union (AFR/OFU) hosted National Farmers Union (NFU) President Rob Larew on a tour of Oklahoma Nov. 10-12. The tour showcased Oklahoma agriculture through a variety of farms, ranches and agribusinesses and provided AFR/OFU leadership and Larew an opportunity to visit one-on-one with the state’s agricultural producers. “We are thrilled […]