On Monday, May 10, 2021, member leaders of American Farm Bureau Federation, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, National Farmers Union, R-CALF USA, and the United States Cattlemen’s Association met in Phoenix, Arizona. These groups convened at the request of the Livestock Marketing Association to discuss challenges involved in the marketing of finished cattle with the ultimate […]

OKLAHOMA CITY—Following a year of unique challenges for the agriculture sector, American Farmers & Ranchers/Oklahoma Farmers Union (AFR/OFU) brought rural issues to the Oklahoma Capitol Building May 5. Nearly 100 AFR/OFU members from across Oklahoma convened to discuss agriculture and rural issues and meet directly with state lawmakers. “Because last year brought unprecedented circumstances to […]

POTEAU—American Farmers & Ranchers/Oklahoma Farmers Union (AFR/OFU) contributed more than $10,000 to the effort to rebuild the Poteau High School Agriculture Building after a February 2021 fire. The building housed many of the Poteau FFA Chapter’s activities. “This has already been an extremely tough year for Oklahoma students,” said AFR/OFU Cooperative President Scott Blubaugh. “A […]

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Like many American farmers and ranchers, Clay Pope, Loyal, has experienced more frequent and severe weather extremes in recent years. But with the support of voluntary, incentive-based government programs, the American Farmers & Ranchers/Oklahoma Farmers Union (AFR/OFU) member and sixth-generation rancher has made his family’s operation more resilient to unpredictable precipitation patterns and wild […]

WASHINGTON, D.C.—A.J. and Aliene Bristow, McAlester, have been recognized for their dedication to rural Oklahoma with the National Farmers Union (NFU) Bruce Miller Membership Award. The award honors Farmers Union members who demonstrate the mission and vision of National farmers Union. The Bristows are longtime American Farmers & Ranchers/Oklahoma Farmers Union (AFR/OFU) members in Pittsburg […]

OKLAHOMA CITY—American Farmers & Ranchers/Oklahoma Farmers Union (AFR/OFU) Cooperative has selected Tailor Fields, Pauls Valley, to lead the AFR Youth Program. As AFR/OFU Youth Coordinator, Fields will plan and lead youth activities, and play an active role in guiding the program as it continues to grow. “The AFR Youth Program is the premier agricultural youth […]