Five members of Oklahoma’s congressional delegation recently were honored with the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Friend of Farm Bureau Award for their efforts to support Oklahoma farmers and ranchers during the 115th U.S. Congress.
Sen. Jim Inhofe, along with Rep. Tom Cole, Rep. Frank Lucas, Rep. Markwayne Mullin and Rep. Steve Russell, received the award after being nominated by Oklahoma Farm Bureau and approved by the American Farm Bureau Federation board of directors.
“As Oklahoma farmers and ranchers endure low commodity prices, uncertain export markets and a challenging farm economy, we’re thankful to have these five congressional delegates working on our behalf on Capitol Hill,” said Rodd Moesel, OKFB president. “Each of these lawmakers not only understands and values the concerns of Farm Bureau members, but also works to remove any barriers that hinder Oklahoma agriculture from continuing to produce safe and affordable food for the world.”
Each award recipient earned at least a 70 percent voting record with AFBF’s priority issues including the farm bill, trade, regulatory reform, immigration reform, tax reform and more. To learn more about AFBF policy priorities, visit fb.org/issues.
About Oklahoma Farm Bureau
Oklahoma Farm Bureau is a grassroots farm organization with more than 80,000 members throughout all 77 Oklahoma counties. As the state’s leading agricultural organization, Farm Bureau is committed to improving the lives of rural Oklahomans through advocacy, education and member benefits. To learn more, visit www.okfarmbureau.org.