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AFR Delegates Voice Concerns Over Taxes and State Budget During Annual Meeting

The state’s dire budget situation and need for revenue dominated policy discussion during the business session of the annual convention of the American Farmers & Ranchers, Feb. 16-17 in Norman, Okla. A proposed 6 cent per gallon fuel tax attracted much of the delegate’s attention. The farm organization, consisting of mostly rural residents, has traditionally […]


AFR Announces 2018 Poster Winners

More than 4,000 Oklahoma elementary school students expressed their appreciation for farmers during the 2018 American Farmers & Ranchers poster contest. “We are extremely pleased with the many creative ways students demonstrated with original artwork explaining our theme, what does agriculture do for me,” Micaela Danker, AFR youth coordinator, said. Guidelines for the poster contest […]

Oklahoma Ag Report 02/15/18

On this week’s show we talk with Steve Thompson, director of AFR governmental relations, about the key issues on the minds of AFR members as they attend the annual AFR convention this weekend in Norman, Okla.; We also talk with Ryan Goodman, NCBA, and Matt Boyer, Claremore, Okla., rancher, about being an advocate for agriculture.

Country Journal 02/02/18

On this edition of the AFR Country Journal podcast we talk with AFR President Terry Detrick about the 2018 Oklahoma legislative session, which convenes Monday, Feb. 5. Specifically, we talk about the proposed Step Up Oklahoma plan to fill the state’s budget deficit.

Oklahoma Ag Report 02/01/18

On this week’s show we talk with AFR President Terry Detrick about the proposed “step-up” plan to fix the state’s budget deficit as we start the 2018 Oklahoma legislative session on Monday; we also talk with Dr. Jerry Fitch and OSU animal science student Alexandria Schut about the capstone class we are assisting with this […]

Country Journal 01/24/18

On this edition of the AFR Country Journal Podcast, we talk with State Sen. Eddie Fields, assistant majority floor leader of the Oklahoma Senate and a Wynona, Okla., rancher. He brings us up to date on the latest activity of the “special” legislative session and what will happen when legislators convene for the “regular” legislative […]

Oklahoma Ag Report 01/18/18

On this week’s show we talk with U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe and U.S. Rep. Frank Lucas about the the Wildfire Regulatory Relief legislation introduced by Sen. Inhofe to help farmers and rancher recover from wildfire disasters. We also talked with Lucas about the tax reform package and it’s impact on farmers.