Oklahoma Farm Bureau President Rodd Moesel today released the following statement applauding Gov. Kevin Stitt’s announcement of a return-to-work initiative to help address labor shortages in Oklahoma.
“As Oklahoma farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses continue to struggle to find a reliable workforce, we appreciate Gov. Kevin Stitt’s plan to help put Oklahomans back to work. Dependable workers are critical to our agriculture producers as farmers and ranchers grow and raise food, fiber and fuel for our state, our country and our world.
“As we’ve seen all too often throughout the pandemic, uncertainty in the agricultural workforce jeopardizes the availability and accessibility of fundamental products we all rely on. We hope this plan is just the first step as we work toward solutions that will provide farmers and ranchers with the help they so desperately need.”