Oklahoma Farm Bureau has joined countless agricultural organizations, as well as farmers and ranchers across the country, in the belief that former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue is the right choice for America’s farmers and ranchers. Perdue grew up on a family farm in central Georgia, and has lived and worked in the agriculture industry throughout […]
Imagine the state of Oklahoma with more water than it can use. All lakes and reservoirs across the state are full. Underground aquifers are replenished. The farmer never worries about drought-ravished crops. The city manager never frets about supplying water for city residents. People from near and far travel to Oklahoma to recreate on the… Continue Reading…
By John Collison, OKFB vice president of public policy After eight years of fighting off overreach from the federal government, November brought a new era for farmers and ranchers. Under the Donald Trump administration, we now have allies – rather than adversaries – in Washington. The nominations of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt for EPA administrator… Continue Reading…
Passing a family farm on to the next generation may become less challenging, thanks to the reintroduction of legislation to repeal the federal estate tax, also known as the “death tax”. Cosponsored by Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe, the Death Tax Repeal Act of 2017 was introduced on Tuesday in both the U.S. House and Senate. “For too… Continue Reading…
As the state’s largest general farm organization, Oklahoma Farm Bureau is strong at 23rd and Lincoln because of the collective voice of members across the state. Our advocacy efforts are successful only when our members actively engage in the issues. When state leaders and legislators directly hear from their constituents, they usually listen. You can… Continue Reading…
The Senate General Government Committee today advanced a measure allowing municipalities to increase ad valorem taxes by up to five mills to fund law enforcement and fire protection, upon voter approval. As the state’s largest general farm organization, Oklahoma Farm Bureau opposed the bill. Though it contains an exemption for agriculture land, the organization believes […]
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Cities and towns in Oklahoma could soon have the authority to increase ad valorem taxes to fund operational expenses like salaries and equipment for public safety. HB 1374, which has made its way through the House and was approved by the Senate General Government Committee April 10, passed the Senate Appropriations Committee with the title stricken on […]
Imagine the state of Oklahoma with more water than it can use. All lakes and reservoirs across the state are full. Underground aquifers are replenished. The farmer never worries about drought-ravished crops. The city manager never frets about supplying water for city residents. People from near and far travel to Oklahoma to recreate on the […]
Lincoln to Local: Property tax increases, revenue raising measures and water development
Rep. Jim Bridenstine visits with OKFB in Washington, D.C.
Lincoln to Local: Property tax increase, rural healthcare and water infrastructure
Sen. James Lankford speaks with OKFB in Washington, D.C.
Sen. Jim Inhofe visits with OKFB during Congressional Action Tour