Oklahoma Farm Bureau members representing all nine OKFB districts took Capitol Hill last week for the organization’s annual Congressional Action Tour to Washington, D.C.
The trip was an opportunity for OKFB members to share concerns and issues in agriculture with Oklahoma’s Congressional delegation.
“Oklahoma’s Congressional leaders need to hear from our members,” said Tom Buchanan, OKFB president. “This year’s trip provided another opportunity to increase Farm Bureau’s presence on Capitol Hill.”
Members learned about federal issues from Sen. Jim Inhofe, Sen. James Lankford, Rep. Frank Lucas, Rep. Tom Cole, Rep. Steve Russell and Rep. Markwayne Mullin during various visits to Capitol Hill. The trip also included a visit to American Farm Bureau Federation headquarters for an update on federal issues.
The OKFB group attended a Senate Environment and Public Works subcommittee hearing featuring a testimony from Buchanan. He informed the subcommittee of the Environmental Protection Agency’s impact on farmers and ranchers. Learn more about the hearing here.
Members also visited George Washington’s Mount Vernon, Gristmill and Distillery outside of Washington, D.C.