Oklahoma Farm Report masthead graphic with wheat on the left and cattle on the right.
Howdy Neighbors!
Ron Hays, Director of Farm and Ranch Programming, Radio Oklahoma Ag Network  |  2401 Exchange Ave, Suite F, Oklahoma City, Ok 73108  |  (405) 601-9211

advertisements
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Agricultural News


Farm Bureau Presidents Score Impromptu Meeting With President Trump- Telling the President Farmers Need Markets Open Soon

Wed, 05 Sep 2018 21:40:49 CDT

Farm Bureau Presidents Score Impromptu Meeting With President Trump- Telling the President Farmers Need Markets Open Soon State Farm Bureau Presidents met today with President Trump and Vice President Pence to express their continuing concerns over trade and the financial difficulties tariffs and related barriers are causing farmers and ranchers.


Texas President Russell Boening, Illinois President Richard Guebert and American Farm Bureau Federation Vice President Scott VanderWal – who is also President of the South Dakota Farm Bureau – told the president and vice president that they needed open markets soon. President Trump’s appearance was unscheduled, but the commander-in-chief said he wanted to stop by to express his appreciation for agriculture, as well as his broad support for rural America. The small group of ag leaders included representatives of several agricultural organizations in addition to Farm Bureau, covering row crops, dairy and livestock, and specialty crops.


Boening, Guebert and VanderWal also met with Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue as well as Ambassador Gregg Doud, chief agricultural negotiator in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. The meeting lasted nearly an hour.


“Farmers and ranchers are counting on the Administration to fight for strong trade deals that expand our markets—now more than ever as we face the worst farm economy in 12 years,” AFBF President Zippy Duvall said. “This White House has been the most ag-focused in recent memory, and we are grateful to have a seat at the table with our nation’s leaders to discuss the importance of agriculture to our rural economies and the importance of trade to farmers and ranchers across the country.”



Source- AFBF



   

 

WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI

 


Top Agricultural News

  • Veterinarian Sam Barringer Explains Why Health and Vaccinations in Cattle Herds Aren't Synonymous  Tue, 13 Nov 2018 11:48:58 CST
  • Latest US Tractor and Combine Sales Report Shows Overall Sales Remained Positive Year-to-Date  Tue, 13 Nov 2018 11:38:26 CST
  • Ethanol Industry Pumped Up After Trump Doubles Down on Promise to Back Year-Round E15 Sales  Tue, 13 Nov 2018 11:30:17 CST
  • Promising Pasture Conditions Spark Green Fever in Cattle Country as Producers Buy Up Stockers  Tue, 13 Nov 2018 10:52:46 CST
  • National Pork Board, USDA, U.S. Meat Export Federation to Partner on Pork 2040 Marketing Study  Tue, 13 Nov 2018 09:37:33 CST
  • National Cotton Council Supports US Efforts to Enhance Transparency at World Trade Organization  Tue, 13 Nov 2018 09:27:30 CST
  • How Much Hay is Enough Hay? OSU's Glenn Selk Offers These Tips for Your Winter Feed Planning  Tue, 13 Nov 2018 09:16:45 CST
  • Oklahoma National Stockyards - Oklahoma City - Close  Tue, 13 Nov 2018 05:52:51 CST

  • More Headlines...

       

    Ron salutes our daily email sponsors!

    Livestock Exchange Oklahoma Ag Credit Oklahoma Farm Bureau National Livestock Credit P&K Equipment Tulsa Farm Show Stillwater Milling KIS FUTURES, INC. Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association

    Search OklahomaFarmReport.com

    Find more about Weather in Oklahoma City, OK

       
       
    © 2008-2018 Oklahoma Farm Report
    Email Ron   |   Newsletter Signup   |    Current Spots   |    Program Links

    WebReady powered by WireReady® Inc.