KOSU: Oklahoma Farmers And Ranchers Struggle Through Deep Freeze
The cold weather gripping Oklahoma and a large swath of the United States is creating headaches for farmers who are working day and night to keep their livestock alive, like Cook and McCurtain County Farm Bureau member Brent Bolen.
KOSU: ‘I don’t remember it being this cold this long’: Oklahoma rancher on bitter cold weather challenges
As most Oklahomans are being told to stay home and avoid being on the roads during record cold temperatures and back to back winter storms, farmers and ranchers like Kingfisher County member Kyle Glazier don’t have a choice.
As the winter storm and arctic temperatures slam Oklahoma, meteorologists have urged people to stay home and stay indoors. For Cleveland County member Paten Calvert, staying home is simply not an option.
KSWO: Farmers, ranchers save livestock in freezing temperatures
Across Oklahoma, farmers and ranchers like Comanche County members Myuil Morris and Cody and Kara Goodknight are working hard to keep livestock alive and well, especially calves, who are the most vulnerable in the winter weather.
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Disaster assistance now available for Oklahoma ranchers
Ranchers affected by the historic winter weather can now receive assistance through the U.S. Department of Agriculture Livestock Indemnity Program. The USDA Farm Service Agency program provides benefits to livestock producers for livestock deaths in excess of normal mortality caused by adverse weather including the recent winter storm.
Register now for 2021 FUSION Reimagined Conference
Mark your calendars now for the 2021 Farm Bureau FUSION Reimagined Conference. There will be great speakers, breakout sessions and evening events to bring together volunteer leaders from the Promotion & Education, Women’s Leadership and Young Farmers & Ranchers programs.
Texas County Farm Bureau partners with AirMedCare Network
In honor of Farm Bureau Week, Texas County Farm Bureau and agent Cory Winters partnered with AirMedCare to ensure lifesaving measures are available to all athletes at Guymon, Yarbrough, Hooker and Tyrone Public Schools. All athletes, including coaches, cheerleaders and opponents if injured on-site will now receive life-saving air transportation at no out of pocket expense.
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