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


Cattlemen Call for More State Meat Inspectors During the Policy Session at the 2020 OCA Convention

Sun, 26 Jul 2020 09:38:22 CDT

Cattlemen Call for More State Meat Inspectors During the Policy Session at the 2020 OCA Convention The 2020 Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association Convention is now in the record books. While many other meetings went virtual or were cancelled altogether since the start of the pandemic- the OCA leadership made a commitment to meet face to face and were able to make that happen. It took a change of venue along the way as the meeting moved from Norman to Tulsa- but there were lots of smiling faces, the shaking of hands and an abundance of networking that never happens in a Zoom setting. OCA President Mike Weeks explained the effort of getting a live, in person meeting in place at the start of the convention- click here for our earlier story to hear his explanation of that process.


Policy sessions were held on both Friday and Saturday during the meeting- and after the Saturday business meeting, Radio Oklahoma Ag Network Associate Farm Director KC Sheperd talked with OCA Executive Vice President Michael Kelsey about the work done by cattle producer members who showed up to make policy decisions.


Kelsey says at the top of the list was a call by the group to increase the number of state meat inspectors. "We passed a pretty strong policy suggesting that we need to be very supportive of increasing funding for ODAFF, the Department of Agriculture, where our meat inspectors are housed so that we can increase the overall number of inspectors. We think if we do that- that's going to give some of these smaller processors the opportunity to expand what they do which will then help ranchers as they bring cattle into those plants.


There was also a discussion about the cattle industry taking government payments even as more than two billion dollars has been handed out to cattlemen through the CFAP. The cattle industry has traditionally had a proud position of not taking direct payments from the government before coronavrius hit.


OCA had to fill the position of Vice President with the death earlier this year of Mike Armitage. The group elected Byron Yeoman of Dover to fill that vacancy.


Listen to the conversation between KC and Michael Kelsey by clicking on the LISTEN BAR below.



   


   


KC Sheperd talks with Michael Kelsey at the 2020 OCA Convention
right-click to download mp3

 

WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI

 


Top Agricultural News

  • Oklahoma Youth Expo Sale of Champions Sale Order Available Here- Sale Set for 4 PM Friday  Fri, 17 Mar 2023 04:50:54 CDT
  • Rural Voters Dominated Vote to Defeat Recreational Marijuana March 7th  Fri, 10 Mar 2023 07:13:05 CST
  • Ron Hays Talks to Israeli Ag Tour Guide Colin Lotzof About the Miraclel of Ag in Israel  Wed, 22 Feb 2023 22:11:04 CST
  • OALP Members Experience First Hand View of Cutting Edge Drip Irrigation Technology as Israel Travel Ends  Wed, 22 Feb 2023 10:51:49 CST
  • OALP Members Get First Hand View of Cutting Edge Drip Irrigation Technology as Israel Travel Ends  Wed, 22 Feb 2023 10:50:10 CST
  • Oklahoma Ag Leadership Program Sees Fruit, Beef and Dairy Production North of the Sea of Galilee in Israel  Mon, 20 Feb 2023 21:56:02 CST
  • Oklahoma Ag Leadership Program Sees Diverse Farm Operations in Jordan River Valley of Israel  Sun, 19 Feb 2023 21:17:30 CST
  • Israeli Tour Guide Mark Kedem Talks About The Cultural Aspects of What Class XX of OALP is Experiencing   Sat, 18 Feb 2023 22:17:23 CST

  • More Headlines...

       

    Ron salutes our daily email sponsors!

    Oklahoma Beef council Oklahoma Ag Credit Oklahoma Farm Bureau National Livestock Credit Ag Mediation Program P&K Equipment Oklahoma City Farm Show Union Mutual Stillwater Milling Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association KIS FUTURES, INC.
       
       
       
       

    Search OklahomaFarmReport.com

    © 2008-2023 Oklahoma Farm Report
    Email Ron   |   Newsletter Signup   |    Current Spots   |    Program Links

    WebReady powered by WireReady® Inc.