More than 40 Farm Bureau members from around the state met in Oklahoma City for the OKFB state resolutions committee meetings Oct. 18-19.
Throughout the two days, members analyzed and discussed county-submitted policy resolutions to help guide the work of Oklahoma Farm Bureau’s advocacy efforts in the coming years.
The committee reviewed nearly 300 submitted resolutions addressing top-of-mind issues for farmers and ranchers in the state, including the expansion of rural broadband, funding for rural and volunteer fire departments, medical marijuana and more.
Farm Bureau members felt strongly on speeding up ad valorem tax disputes, improving land management practices, increasing transparency in political campaign sponsors and easing the renewal process for commercial driver’s licenses.
The committee also passed proposals supporting online continuing education units for pesticide applicators and opposing the use of environmental, social and governance scores for government program participation.
The policy proposals that advanced through the state committee will be available for consideration by the full delegate body during the Saturday session of OKFB’s annual meeting on Nov. 11-13.
For more information on the grassroots policymaking process, contact the OKFB public policy department at (405) 523-2300.