EDITOR’s NOTE: Over the past several months we have talked with agricultural economists and financial experts.  The following story is a summary of their best estimates of what will happen in 2019. Tim Koch, senior vice president and chief credit officer for Farm Credit Services of America “There are signs 2019 could look very similar […]

The uncertainty created by the federal government shutdown is impacting agriculture markets and making agricultural producers apprehensive about the future. That’s according to Terry Detrick, Ames, Okla., farmer and President of AFR/OFU, one of Oklahoma’s major farm organizations with more than 60,000 members. “The longer the shutdown continues the greater the impact will be,” Detrick […]

JB Stewart, Cimarron County, Okla., AFR member, has been selected to serve on the USDA’s Farm Service Agency state committee. “This is a great honor for JB and he will serve Oklahoma and agriculture with distinction,” Terry Detrick, AFR president said. Stewart and his family grow wheat and grain sorghum on their farm near Keyes […]

A large crowd of rural Oklahomans are expected to attend the 114th annual convention of the AFR/OFU, Feb. 15-17, 2019 at the Embassy Suites Hotel, Norman, Okla. The theme is “New Day. New Vision.” Heading the list of distinguished speakers is Roger Johnson, president of the National Farmers Union, Scott Biggs, state director, Oklahoma Farm […]

Some of Oklahoma’s top students competed for more than $10,000 in scholarships and awards in the annual AFR State Speech Contest, Saturday, Dec. 1 at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater. Each of the state contestants previously participated in their district contests, where they must have placed first or second in their respective category and division […]

74th Annual Speech Contest – Central District The 2018 American Farmers & Ranchers Central District speech contest was held Nov. 15 in Tecumseh, Okla.   The winners include: AFR/OFU Novice: 1st: Chance Kennedy, Edmond; 2nd: Taryn McCaa, Elmore City-Pernell; 3rd: Kash Moser, Norman AFR/OFU Junior: 1st: Morley Griffith, Dale; 2nd: Kolton Hunt, Wellston; 3rd: Lawson […]