Oklahoma Farm Report masthead graphic with wheat on the left and cattle on the right.
Howdy Neighbors!
Ron Hays, Director of Farm Programming Radio Oklahoma Network  |  7401 N. Kelley Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73111  |  (405) 841-3675  |  Fax: (405) 841-3674

advertisements
   
   
   
    
   
   
   
   

Agricultural News


House Ag Committee Chairman Frank Lucas Remains Firm in Desire to Write Farm Bill Late Next Spring and Summer

Tue, 26 Apr 2011 17:41:58 CDT

House Ag Committee Chairman Frank Lucas Remains Firm in Desire to Write Farm Bill Late Next Spring and Summer The Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee was back in his home district, tending to the folks on a community by community basis. Congressman Frank Lucas of Oklahoma's Third Congressional District held a total of 14 Field Hearings during four days of the Easter Congressional break.


His last stop was El Reno, the county seat of Canadian County. During the hour session, Congressman Lucas took the first fifteen minutes and talked about the federal debt and the upcoming debt to raise the debt ceiling, about Libya and about the process of his Committee preparing to write the next farm bill. About 50 citizens showed up, and they offered commentary and asked a few questions on subjects like Healthcare, Social Security and Medicate. There were also some members of the Cheyenne Arapaho Indian Tribe that addressed the Congressman, asking for help regarding the treatment of the tribe by state entities.


After his hour before the folks, we retreated for a conversation about a variety of agricultural issues, including what ramifications the upcoming debt ceiling vote may have on farm program spending- both this year as well as in the future. We also talked about whether Crop Insurance should be folded into the next farm bill or should continue to be a separate piece of legislation, how the education of the new members of Congress on his Committee is coming, the timing of the next farm bill- Congressman Lucas remains dead set on waiting until he knows the budget number of next spring before trying to craft a farm safety net that can work for farmers across the country and the oversight efforts to this point under his Chairmanship of both EPA and USDA.


You can listen to our full conversation with Congressman Lucas by clicking on the LISTEN BAR below.



   
   

Ron Hays Discusses Budget, Farm Bill Preparation and EPA/USDA Oversight with House Ag Committee Chairman Frank Lucas
right-click to download mp3

 

WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI

 


Top Agricultural News

  • The Time to Build Positive Momentum for State Question 777 Right to Farm is Now- Glenn Coffee  Sun, 02 Aug 2015 15:58:05 CDT
  • USDA Secretary Vilsack Celebrates 16th Annual Farmers' Market Week in Santa Fe  Sat, 01 Aug 2015 13:55:45 CDT
  • Oklahoma Grain Elevator Cash Bids as of 2:00 pm Friday, July 31  Sat, 01 Aug 2015 13:48:31 CDT
  • Cattle Prices Are Now Headed, Slowly But Surely, Downward- Jim Robb of the LMIC  Sat, 01 Aug 2015 12:06:26 CDT
  • Afternoon Futures Markets Wrap-Up, Friday, July 31, 2015  Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:58:31 CDT
  • Army Corps Memos Reveal Dysfunction, Secrecy and Misconduct at EPA, AFBF Furious   Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:03:44 CDT
  • The Time Has Come for the US to Get Into the Game and Export Beef to China- Phil Seng  Fri, 31 Jul 2015 09:53:17 CDT
  • Tom Buis Leaving Growth Energy CEO Position- to Remain as Co- Chairman of the Board  Fri, 31 Jul 2015 09:46:10 CDT

  • More Headlines...

          

    Ron salutes our daily email sponsors!

    National Livestock Credit Croplan Genetics Stillwater Milling Oklahoma Farm Bureau Wireless Pioneer Tulsa Farm Show American Farmers & Ranchers P&K Equipment Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association KIS FUTURES, INC.

       
       
    © 2008-2015 Oklahoma Farm Report
    Email Ron   |   Newsletter Signup

    WebReady powered by WireReady® NSI