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Farm and Ranch News for September 18, 2023, with KC Sheperd

Stop Government Overreach in Ranching Act Supported by State Farmer and Rancher Organization

Federal legislation introduced by an Oklahoma congressman has many of the state’s farmers and ranchers hopeful for a reprieve from a new antibiotic regulation. The Stop Government Overreach in Ranching Act was introduced to Congress June 12 by Congressmen Josh Brecheen (R-OK) and Eric Burlison (R-MO). American Farmers & Ranchers (AFR) Cooperative is supportive of …

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Megan Williams with Kansas City Fed Explains Why Higher Interest Rates Should Eventually Boost Economy

At the 118th American Farmers and Ranchers state convention in Norman, Oklahoma, Farm Director, KC Sheperd had the chance to visit with Megan Williams, Associate Economist and Manager in the Regional Affairs department at the Kansas City Fed’s Oklahoma City Branch office. Sheperd and Williams talk about higher interest rates and Oklahoma’s economy. The economy is continuing to …

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AFR Elects Leadership, Celebrates a Great Year

American Farmers & Ranchers/Oklahoma Farmers Union (AFR/OFU) hosted the organization’s 118th annual state convention at the Embassy Suites & Conference Center – Norman Feb. 17-19. The event features educational speakers and entertainment, the annual business meeting of Oklahoma Farmers Union and American Farmers & Ranchers Mutual Insurance Company, discussion and adoption of AFR legislative policy …

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AFR Wraps up 118th Convention, President Scott Blubaugh Happy with Policy and Direction

AFR Cooperative wrapped up its 118th Convention with “Honor Tradition, Embrace Change” as the Theme. The event was held at the Embassy Suites & Conference Center. It featured several guest speakers, including National Farmers Union President Rob Larew, Speaker of the House Charles McCall, Megan Williams with the Federal Reserve bank in Kansas City, and …

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AFR Cooperative 118th Annual Convention Coming up This Weekend in Norman

American Farmers & Ranchers/Oklahoma Farmers Union (AFR/OFU) will host its 118th annual state convention at the Embassy Suites & Conference Center – Norman Feb. 17-19. This year’s convention theme is “Honor Tradition, Embrace Change.” Farm director KC Sheperd had the opportunity to visit with AFR President Scott Blubaugh a few weeks ago about this year’s …

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AFR Statement – Lesser Prairie Chicken – Listing Suit

AFR Cooperative President Scott Blubaugh: “AFR stands with AG Drummond and his lawsuit against U.S. Fish & Wildlife in regards to the listing of the Lesser Prairie Chicken as an endangered species and the regulations and restrictions that accompany that listing. Oklahoma’s farmers and ranchers are the ultimate conservationists; no one knows about best conservation …

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AFR President Scott Blubaugh Looks forward to Added-Value Conversations at this Year’s AFR Convention

KC Sheperd, Farm Director, is visiting with the president of American Farmers and Ranchers, Scott Blubaugh, about the latest within AFR and their upcoming convention on February 16-19 in Norman, Oklahoma, at the Embassy Suites by Hilton, Norman – Hotel & Conference Center. Blubaugh said AFR has been working hard on preparing policy that will …

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77th Annual AFR State Speech Contest Challenges Oklahoma Youth

American Farmers & Ranchers (AFR) wrapped up its annual fall speech contest series Saturday Dec. 3 at Oklahoma State University (OSU) in Stillwater. This marks the 77th year of the statewide contest. The event has gone through many changes over the years but has always maintained its central agricultural theme. Varying by grade level, this …

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AFR Speech Contest Crowns State Champions

District winners gathered at Oklahoma State University’s Student Union this weekend to compete for state scholarship prizes in the 77th Annual AFR speech contest. Farm Director KC Sheperd was asked to be one of the judges and caught up with AFR President Scott Blubaugh to talk about this year’s competition: “This is our state championship …

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