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Inhofe introduces legislation to address listings under Endangered Species Act

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, introduced two bills today to address the listings of the American Burying Beetle (ABB) and the Lesser Prairie Chicken (LPC) under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

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AFBF launches Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge

The American Farm Bureau Federation together with Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business Global Social Enterprise Initiative and the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative’s StartupHoyas today announced the Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge. The first-of-its-kind challenge provides an opportunity for individuals to showcase ideas and business innovations being cultivated in rural regions of the United States. The Farm Bureau Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge is a key component of the Rural Entrepreneurship Initiative, a joint effort between AFBF and Georgetown.

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OKFB volunteers pick potatoes to help fight hunger

Oklahoma Farm Bureau volunteers traveled to Erick, Oklahoma, July 15, to harvest 750 pounds of potatoes for the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma to help Oklahomans struggling with hunger. The group worked with Beckham County Farm Bureau member Gale Thompson, who owns the potato fields, and Premium Source Ag, which leases and harvests the potato fields. 

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Two-day Farm Transition Workshop to take place in Stillwater

An intensive two-day workshop will take place on the Oklahoma State University campus in Stillwater Aug. 15-16. The workshop is geared toward family farmers and ranchers interested in learning how to develop and implement a successful farm transition.

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