OKLAHOMA CITY—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 will host its first issues forum to discuss the consolidation of packing plants in the beef industry Nov. 10, 5-8 p.m., at Redlands Community College in El Reno, […]

OKLAHOMA CITY—The American Farmers & Ranchers/Oklahoma Farmers Union (AFR/OFU) Cooperative has filled its AFR/OFU Membership Involvement and Event Coordinator position with a new team member—Kay County native Ellen Roth. Through the AFR/OFU Membership Involvement and Event Coordinator position, Ellen Roth is returning to her agriculture roots. Roth was raised in Kay County as a fourth-generation […]

OKLAHOMA CITY—The Oklahoma State Department of Health, in partnership with Gov. Kevin Stitt and federal, state and private industry leadership, recently announced the creation of the Oklahoma Pandemic Center for Innovation and Excellence (OPCIE). OPCIE is intended to be the state’s frontline of defense against future biosecurity-threatening diseases. The facility will be located in Stillwater, […]

OKLAHOMA CITY—If 2020 were a normal year, the American Farmers & Ranchers/Oklahoma Farmers Union (AFR/OFU) Cooperative would be planning its annual AFR Youth Speech Contest. Agriculture students statewide would be preparing their speeches in hopes of high judges’ marks and first place trophies. But, this is not a normal year. This year, concerns of Covid-19 […]

BRISTOW—FFA and 4-H youth from across Oklahoma demonstrated their knowledge of the commercial cattle industry, Wednesday, Oct. 7, at the Oklahoma State Commercial Cattle Grading Contest in Bristow. AFR/OFU Cooperative sponsored the inaugural event, which boasted approximately 400 individual participants in more than 100 teams. To excel in the contest, participants employed their knowledge of […]

OKLAHOMA CITY—President Donald Trump and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced an additional $14 billion in Covid-19 relief for agriculture producers through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP 2) Sept. 18, 2020. During the pandemic, U.S. agriculture has lost billions to plummeting or volatile markets, sudden drops in demand, and supply chain weaknesses. CFAP […]