OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Farmers Care released the following statement after misleading television advertisements regarding State Question 777 hit the airwaves.
“As we continue to educate voters on State Question 777, Oklahoma’s Right to Farm, we had hoped that messaging on both sides of the issue would remain truthful. Unfortunately, that is not the case.
“The Oklahoma Stewardship Council and Drew Edmondson showed their true colors as they released a new television ad blatantly twisting words of some of Oklahoma agriculture’s top leaders in order to push their opposing agenda.
“State Question 777 is supported by dozens of groups made up of Oklahoma family farmers and the state’s leading agriculture organizations. These organizations continue to support State Question 777 and any statement that would suggest otherwise is false.
“We encourage voters to read State Question 777 for themselves and realize that Right to Farm would protect family farmers, not empower corporate farms. Right to Farm would also ensure that necessary regulations are still in place in order to keep Oklahoma’s land and water safe.
“It is unfortunate that opponents of State Question 777 have yet again chosen fear-mongering to confuse and mislead Oklahomans. We strongly encourage a Yes vote on State Question 777 on November 8.”
Tom Buchanan, president of Oklahoma Farm Bureau, released the following statement after misleading television advertisements regarding State Question 777 hit the airwaves.
“The Right to Farm amendment is perfect in its form, and protects both agriculture and the people of Oklahoma into the future. However, critics of the measure have twisted my words in another attempt to mislead voters. They will continue to use lies and deceit to fool Oklahomans. Join me in the fight to protect family farmers just like me.”
Michael Kelsey, executive vice president of Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association, released the following statement after misleading television advertisements regarding State Question 777 hit the airwaves.
“It is disheartening that opponents would stoop to twisting words to further their scare based hollow talking points. State Question 777 protects Oklahoma’s farmers and ranchers and it protects our precious resources such as water. Oklahoma Cattlemen will stick to the facts during this campaign.”
For more information, visit OklahomaRightToFarm.com or contact 405-761-3033