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 […]
For the past three consecutive years, Oklahoma lawmakers have been forced to grapple with a budget shortfall. An annual state income tax cut trigger, coupled with a decline in oil prices and a lack of state budget cuts, have been attributed to causing the state’s current budget situation. Many have called for the state to… Continue Reading…
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…
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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Can you believe it? The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency actually has asked farmers and ranchers about environmental regulations. A new administration makes all the difference. Under Oklahoma’s own Administrator Scott Pruitt, the EPA asked for comments about environmental regulations in need of repeal or replacement. The call came in response to an executive order (E.O. […]
For the past three consecutive years, Oklahoma lawmakers have been forced to grapple with a budget shortfall. An annual state income tax cut trigger, coupled with a decline in oil prices and a lack of state budget cuts, have been attributed to causing the state’s current budget situation. Many have called for the state to […]
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Rep. Jim Bridenstine visits with OKFB in Washington, D.C.