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


Agricultural News

AFR Applauds Rep. Frank Lucas for Support of Cattle Contract Library Act

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 08:21:04 CDT

AFR Applauds Rep. Frank Lucas for Support of Cattle Contract Library Act Rep. Frank Lucas (OK-03) has signed on as an original cosponsor of the Cattle Contract Library Act of 2021 (H.R. 5609). The bipartisan bill would direct the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agriculture Marketing Service (AMS) to establish a contract library for cattle producers.
The bill directs USDA to regularly update the library in a user-friendly format and provide weekly or monthly reports as applicable. The proposed cattle contract library would provide ranchers with information such as the type and duration of a contract, the total number of packer-committed cattle each week, and more.
“The current lack of relevant market information has hamstrung ranchers as they attempt to navigate the market and negotiate prices for their cattle,” said American Farmers & Ranchers (AFR) Cooperative President Scott Blubaugh. “With no cattle contract library to reference, ranchers are currently at a disadvantage in their own industry.
“The survival and success of America’s ranchers depend on modifications to the current cattle market structure. I commend Rep. Frank Lucas for his leadership as we navigate this incredibly important and complex issue. The cattle contract library is critical, but it’s not a silver bullet. It’s a great first step in the many steps we’ll need to take as we work toward meaningful, effective market reform that will ensure a fair and transparent marketplace for Oklahoma ranchers.”
AFR Cooperative is a membership services organization established in 1905 as Oklahoma Farmers Union. AFR provides educational, legislative and cooperative programs across the state and serves as a watchdog for Oklahoma’s family farmers and ranchers and rural communities. The organization is actively supportive of the state’s agricultural industry and rural population with membership consisting of farmers actively involved in production agriculture and non-farmers adding their voice in support of AFR principles.



WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI


Top Agricultural News

  • Friday, December 3, 2021, Market Wrap-Up with Justin Lewis  Fri, 03 Dec 2021 15:44:47 CST
  • USDA Awards Funds for Fiscal Year 2022 Market Development Programs   Fri, 03 Dec 2021 15:36:46 CST
  • Stabenow, Thune Applaud USDA's Announcement to Give Producers More Flexibility on Prevented Plant Acres  Fri, 03 Dec 2021 15:33:24 CST
  • Oklahoma Grain Elevator Cash Bids as of 2 p.m. Friday, December 3, 2021  Fri, 03 Dec 2021 15:31:32 CST
  • Consumers can Cut Utility Bills by Conserving Water at Home  Fri, 03 Dec 2021 15:27:28 CST
  • This Year's Tulsa Farm Show Has New Attractions While Keeping Old Favorites  Fri, 03 Dec 2021 15:17:34 CST
  • Producers and Industry Professionals Discuss the power of Genetic Data  Fri, 03 Dec 2021 12:53:33 CST
  • Cattle raisers urge straightforward labeling for lab-grown products   Fri, 03 Dec 2021 12:51:46 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 Tulsa Farm Show Union Mutual Stillwater Milling Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association KIS FUTURES, INC.


    Search OklahomaFarmReport.com

    © 2008-2021 Oklahoma Farm Report
    Email Ron   |   Newsletter Signup   |    Current Spots   |    Program Links

    WebReady powered by WireReady® Inc.