Sen. Jim Inhofe announced today his retirement from the United States Senate after more than 50 years in public office. Oklahoma Farm Bureau president Rodd Moesel issued the following statement after Sen. Inhofe’s press conference:
“Sen. Inhofe has been a tireless advocate for agriculture and a stalwart partner with Oklahoma Farm Bureau for decades. Farm Bureau members are saddened to learn he will be leaving the U.S. Senate, but he leaves an enduring legacy. We appreciate all he has done to support agriculture and rural America in our nation’s capital.
“Sen. Inhofe championed numerous issues that had a positive impact on agriculture and our rural communities from infrastructure development to preventing regulatory overreach. His tireless efforts on the Waters of the United States ruling were second to none. We appreciate his dedication to upholding freedom and ensuring prosperity in Oklahoma.
“As a recipient of both the American Farm Bureau Golden Plow award and AFBF’s Distinguished Service Award, Sen. Inhofe’s accomplishments for farmers and ranchers are known nationwide.
“Oklahoma Farm Bureau sends heartfelt thanks to Sen. Inhofe for his outstanding service to agriculture, our state and our country. We wish him and his wife, Kay, a happy and well-deserved retirement after he completes his service in the Senate at the end of 2022.”