Sept. 20, 2016 – Groups in opposition to State Question 777 used comments by Oklahoma Farm Bureau President Tom Buchanan out of context in order to misguide Oklahoma voters. Buchanan issued the following statement in response.
“The Right to Farm amendment is critical to the future of agriculture in our great state of Oklahoma. Right to Farm protects both agriculture and the people of Oklahoma into the future. Unfortunately, special interest groups and critics of Right to Farm are using misinformation and false claims, including twisting my words, in another attempt to mislead voters.
“State Question 777 not only protects farmers and ranchers, but ensures Oklahomans can continue to vote with their dollar as they are offered the healthiest, most abundant and most affordable food supply in history. The use of the compelling state interest language ensures all new legislation is backed by research and science, not on the whims of activist legislators and groups.
“The outside interest groups opposing Right to Farm have resorted to lies and deceit to cloud the judgment of Oklahoma voters. We in agriculture, along with Oklahomans who understand this issue and value agriculture, stand united in voting yes on SQ 777 on Nov. 8.”