The state Senate Finance Committee yesterday passed a bill that would take $59.7 million from the state roads and bridges fund and apply it to the state budget deficit. OKFB President Tom Buchanan issued the following statement in response. “Roads and bridges are absolutely vital to Oklahoma agriculture, as farmers and ranchers rely on safe, […]
The Oklahoma House of Representatives Agriculture and Rural Development Committee Wednesday considered and approved several key bills affecting the agricultural industry. Each of the below bills now are available for consideration by the full House chamber. HB 2250, coauthored by Rep. Brian Renegar and Rep. John Enns, prohibits animal rights charitable organizations from raising funds inside Oklahoma […]
Oklahoma Farm Bureau will host its annual Legislative Conference March 7-8 in Oklahoma City at the Aloft Hotel. The conference is designed to inform members of legislative issues at the state and federal levels. Highlights of the two-day conference include updates on the State Question 777 campaign, the Oklahoma Farming and Ranching Foundation, the current legislative […]
“In the State of the State address today, Gov. Mary Fallin proposed changes in the manner ad valorem taxes are used for school districts.
“As landowners, Oklahoma’s farmers and ranchers know and understand that school district buildings belong to the patrons, or landowners, of the school district. Therefore, it is the patron’s responsibility to either build new buildings or maintain the existing buildings. The state’s current ad valorem, or property, tax process has served Oklahoma school districts well.
Oklahoma’s years-long drought was relieved last year by heavy rains; now our state faces an economic drought.