On Wednesday, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue issued an investigation into the possible cattle and beef market collusion following the recent Tyson Foods slaughterhouse fire in Holcomb, Kansas. Scott Blubaugh, AFR/OFU Cooperative President, said he applauds Secretary Perdue for stepping up and taking immediate action on behalf of both ranchers and consumers. “Thank you Secretary […]

The AFR Leadership Summit allows students the opportunity to focus on their leadership and personal development skills through team building exercises and personal reflection. Each year, five students are chosen to serve on the Youth Advisory Council to help lead and facilitate youth programs for the upcoming year. This year’s AFR Leadership Summit ended with […]

Mother Nature and the farm economy have dealt farmers and ranchers a tough hand. Many are finding themselves facing financial ruin. Mike Mayberry, director of the Oklahoma Ag Mediation Program, explains how he can help.

What did your Governor do that was interesting this week? In Oklahoma, Gov. Stitt drove a tractor to the Capitol to kick off Ag Day at the Capitol events. On this edition of the AFR Country Journal podcast we talk to the Governor, and others, including AFR President Scott Blubaugh, that made the event a […]

The 2019 AFR Agricultural Achievement Contest began with 80 contestants competing for $5,000 in scholarship money. The top 10 were announced Thursday, March 21st prior to the Oklahoma Youth Expo Grand Drive. The results include: 1st: Jentry Squires, Kingfisher FFA; 2nd: Tanner Stevens, Yukon FFA; 3rd: Chace McCoy, Oklahoma County 4-H; 4th: Wyatt Brown, Tecumseh FFA; […]

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 […]